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Mom Enough: book review

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Mom Enough is a collection of articles, by various authors, that first appeared on Desiring God. You can get it as a free ebook. I got to it via Rachel Pieh Jones’ blog, and her contributions are the most consistently gospel focused. When mums feel inadequate, God calls us: Chosen, […]

October book reviews

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Flying on Broken Wings, Carrie Bailee Bailee’s autobiography is not told chronologically. We’re piecing parts of her life together as she recalls the memories her brain has wiped out for her own protection. Horrific but not graphic, we learn that from the ages of 4-14 her father abused her in […]

September book reviews

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The Fault in Our Stars, John Green Hazel has terminal cancer but she’s not dead yet. She thinks a lot about death until she meets Augustus at a cancer support group and he accuses her of being defined by her cancer. He shares her sense of humour and love of […]

August book reviews

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A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth The ‘word of thanks’ to the reader at the start of this mammoth novel jokes that you’ll sprain your wrists reading it. At 600,000 words — almost 1500 pages in soft cover — the length would be prohibitive for most people, but the problem for […]

July Book Reviews

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Monster, Walter Dean Myers Steve Harmon is on trial for felony murder. Was he part of the team whose robbery went wrong and resulted in the murder of a drugstore in Harlem, USA?  A budding filmmaker, Steve’s story is mostly told through a screenplay he writes about his trial. He’s […]

June Book Reviews

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The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods, Jamala Safari The first third of this novel introduces us to Risto’s world. A son of a middle class, town dwelling family in the DRC, he spends holidays in his grandmother’s village, a world that is both mysterious and familiar to […]

May book reviews

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Insurgent; Allegiant, Veronica Roth These are the second two books in the Divergent series. I reviewed the first one last month. I generally find sequels in dystopian worlds a little disappointing because the shininess and intrigue of discovering the new world has worn off, and that was true for these […]