Book Review: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
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Book Review: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a powerful book. It’s important, too. Yeonmi Park tells her story from childhood through her early 20s, and much happens to her in that time. Her young childhood is fraught with deprivations and…

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Book Review: The Iliad by Homer

The Iliad by Homer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to the audiobook read by Derek Jacobi and he did such a wonderful job. I wonder why it’s no longer available on Audible. I really enjoyed listening to The Iliad. It was more the story of Achilles than I had ever know before….

Book Review: Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason
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Book Review: Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason

Parents and Children by Charlotte M. Mason My rating: 5 of 5 stars Not a once and done book. So many counter-cultural ways at looking at parenting, childhood, and virtue. Definitely one to reread many times, wish I’d read it earlier and oftener. Maybe even before children. View all my reviews

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Book Review: The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

  The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman My rating: 5 of 5 stars A Phenomenal Slog It took me months to push my way through this 440 pages detailing the first, pivotal month of the First World War. While Tuchman’s prose drew me through and, in places, was utterly delightful, the military detail…

Book Review: Phantastes by George MacDonald
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Book Review: Phantastes by George MacDonald

  Phantastes by George MacDonald My rating: 4 of 5 stars I listened to this on Audible, but the Glen Reed narration which isn’t here on GoodReads. I read some of it on Kindle as well, but I mostly listened. I’m afraid the narrator wasn’t as delightful as I would have preferred. I made it…

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Book Review: Minds More Awake by Anne White

Minds More Awake: The Vision of Charlotte Mason by Anne E. White My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow! I really loved this. I’ve had it for years and kept putting it off – a decision I now regret. It was great for a cursory read, but I’m going to start it again because I…

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Book Review: In Tune with the World by Josef Pieper

In Tune With The World by Josef Pieper My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.5-3.75 rounded to 4. I loved the beginning of this book, the end … less so? It didn’t go where I expected it to and I was kind of frustrated by that. It isn’t that I disagree with Pieper’s diagnosis, but…

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Book Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

  Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m a little shocked that this says I began to listen in September. I think I restarted a couple of times since then. I had a nice long drive to and from Kentucky over the weekend which gave me sustained listening…

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Book Review: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne My rating: 5 of 5 stars I first read The Scarlet Letter as a Junior in high school: American Lit. No one had previously bothered to tell me that classics endure because they are so readable and have something to say that is worth listening to, so I procrastinated…