Monthly Archives: October 2014

Forgetting to be Afraid

A staff pick at the Pittsburgh library. I keep seeing the author’s name, Wendy Davis, in the news though I don’t follow politics as closely as my husband. This book, Forgetting to be Afraid, and the web sites I looked … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of Empire.

I just finished reading this book,In the Shadow of Empire, by Richard Horsley, and intend to re-read it AND buy a paper copy. However, my husband also just read it and blogged on it much better than I would, so … Continue reading

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Salvage the bones

A novel in the Pittsburgh library, on the “recommended by staff” shelf, looked like a good story to read while struggling through Dostoievsky and simultaneously, through one of the best biblical studies I have read this year. Salvage the Bones, … Continue reading

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Evil. Destroyer Angel.

I only read murder mysteries if there is a nice, tidy, anonymous victim at the beginning and then there is a good story, preferably with a villain who was damaged by what happened to him, or was in some way … Continue reading

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The Fourteenth Century.

Daily Life in Chaucer’s England, in the local (Pittsburgh PA.) library, was too good to pass by. Chaucer died in 1400 (a nice round number to remember) and half my family is involved in the Plantagenet Society, re-enacting 14th century … Continue reading

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California? Or everywhere?

In┬áCalifornia, we meet a couple living in the forest, alone, trying to survive. But even there, they find a family of neighbors, and a traveling peddler. Then a community of survivors. Then Pirates. In a collapsed society, in chaos, how … Continue reading

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