Book Club

“Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.”-Franklin Pierce I was super impressed that, despite my lack of organization, the first Book Club discussion seems to be going well. You can see my review of the first book, God Is Not Great, here. You can also read Brit’s and HDW’s. … [Read more…]

Book Club – God Is Not Great

“Just to stay within the letter “B,” I have actually had that experience in Belfast, Beirut, Bombay, Belgrade, Bethlehem, and Baghdad. In each case I can say absolutely, and can give my reasons, why I would feel immediately threatened if I thought that the group of men approaching me in the dusk were coming from … [Read more…]

Book Club

“Unless their readers bring them back to life, books are indeed dead things.” -Lawrence Clark Powell I mentioned in my update post that I want to start an e-book club. The plan so far is this: Announce what book we’ll be reading (I’m taking suggestions). Give everyone a month to read it. On the last … [Read more…]

Banned Books

“Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail.” -Alfred Whitney Griswold I know I’m late to this party, but the American Library Association’s (ALA) “Banned Books Week” was September 26 – October 3. I don’t need any week to read books other people tell me not to, so I thought I … [Read more…]

Summer Reading List – Lies My Teacher Told Me

“History is written by the victors.” -Winston Churchill Some advice. Don’t go to the Amazon page for this book and read the comments. Your brain will hurt. I just have to point out the epic logic failure in this one comment though, “This is a revisionist history rant by a left wing sociologist. Loewn, and … [Read more…]