Monthly Archives: December 2013

Zealot? Or Peacemaker?

Reza Aslan’s No God But God was a book I enjoyed and so I have wanted to read Zealot even before the Fox interview that catapulted it to fame. Is the fame justified? I have no problem with a Muslim, … Continue reading

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Luke? Matthew?

The New Testament does not begin with Matthew’s gospel, or with Mark’s,Luke’s or John’s for that matter. 1 Thessalonians, a letter, is the oldest written document in the Christian Scriptures. Marcus J. Borg explains in Evolution of the Word :The New … Continue reading

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You only have one brain!

Treasure it! On a library shelf labelled “Recommended by Staff” was Musicology, by Oliver Sacks. I have two professionally trained musicians in the family, and I saw an author I enjoy- so I had to borrow it. Oliver Sacks, though, … Continue reading

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This Land is Your Land…

An English friend tells me Louise Erdrich is  a favourite author, so I have read two of her novels. They clearly interweave the stories of connected families and characters in the Ojibway/Chippewa/Anishinaabe people, which I discover is one of the … Continue reading

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Life and Shakespeare

A portrait of an era in twenty objects- the sub title of Shakespeare’s Restless World, was a title that caught my eye. I love finding a book in the library that fascinates me. Enough of last week’s angst and emotion: … Continue reading

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Two and a half mysteries.

Broadchurch (TV) Deadly Stakes:J.A.Jance The Bletchley Circle (TV) Rarely do I take in three mysteries in a week. And rarely do I watch TV programs. This threesome got me thinking about mysteries. Years ago, husband read mysteries and I read … Continue reading

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What does a “person” look like?

Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi. A world where genetic engineering has spilled out of control, and the companies that produce and market foods are trying to stay one step ahead of the next mutated disease of plant or people.Into this … Continue reading

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