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Audiobook Review: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much:  The True Story Of A Thief, A Detective, And A World Of Literary Obsession, by Allison Hoover Barlett As it without a doubt that I love books too much [1], it would probably … Continue reading

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Not All Interruptions Are Unwelcome

I am a person of habit, more so than most people.  My ideal experience at a restaurant is where I walk in and everyone knows what I want already and do not have to ask me.  For example, on Mondays … Continue reading

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I Read Bad Books So You Don’t Have To

I must admit that I have a few guilty pleasures in life.  Among them is watching videos that are critical of contemporary culture, especially music and movies.  There are a lot of funny people who take their bad art very … Continue reading

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Liker Du Bøker?

I find it striking, and sometimes even a little bit depressing, how much of my life has been spent in books and in book learning.  Last night and this morning, as I was readying my things to bring them with … Continue reading

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Reading For My Supper

Recently I have done a fair amount of reading that cased me to reflect on my childhood and on the development of my habits of being an avid reader [1].  It is admittedly a bit mysterious where my extreme avidity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Some Of My Best Friends Are Books

Some Of My Best Friends Are Books:  Guiding Gifted Readers From Preschool To High School:  A Guide For Parents, Teachers, Librarians, And Counselors, by Judith Wynn Halsted Admittedly, I am not a parent, teacher, librarian, or counselor, except that I … Continue reading

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Cool For The Winter

Like the pastor of my congregation, I am puzzled at how even the slightest hint of snow and ice completely shuts down traffic in the Portland area.  At any rate, upon the approach of yet another winter storm, I received … Continue reading

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Scenes From The Southside

This past weekend I spent the vast majority of my time at the home of some friends on the far southeastern side of Portland.  Upon waking up on the morning of the first to see the snow gently falling down, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Book Lust

Book Lust:  Recommended Reading For Every Mood, Moment, And Reason, by Nancy Pearl Very soon after beginning this book, I realized it was going to be a gloriously horrible book and one whose adverse review I was going to write … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Read And Why

How To Read And Why, by Harold Bloom Many people have read the writings of Harold Bloom, and for decades he has demonstrated himself to be a major supporter of the Great Books and someone who encourages others to read … Continue reading

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