Alexis’s Top Reads of 2012

By Alexis Neal on December 28, 2012

By ALEXIS NEAL This would be me jumping on Ye Olde Bandwagon (Bookwagon?), if you will. As Coyle and Kendrick have done before me, I include only books I read this year, not books that were necessarily published this year—and…

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Coyle’s Best of 2012

By Coyle Neal on December 27, 2012

By COYLE NEAL I can’t claim that these are the best books of 2012, but they are the ones that I read that stand out the most from my Goodreads list. Fiction The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak: This young…

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Kendrick’s Best of 2012

By Kendrick Kuo on December 26, 2012

By KENDRICK KUO Since it is the thing to do on blogs such as ours, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite books that I read in 2012. This does not mean these are books were published this year, but…

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Shakespeare’s Enchanting Dream

By Paul Miller on December 17, 2012

A Review of Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare By PAUL D. MILLER I played a bit part in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in my sixth-grade English class (I was Peter Quince). My freshman year of high school I saw…

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Anti-Christian Screed (The Swerve)

By Paul Miller on December 6, 2012

Review of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt By PAUL D. MILLER On one level, The Swerve is the biography of a minor figure in Renaissance Florence (Poggio Bracciolini) and an entertaining story of how he recovered a…

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Lu Xun’s Short Stories

By Kendrick Kuo on December 5, 2012

Review of The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun By KENDRICK KUO Outside of world literature connoisseurs and scholars, Lu Xun (1881-1936) is not well known to the West. Writing in…

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Twilight: Sucking the Blood out of Sin

By Schaeffer's Ghost on December 4, 2012

A Review of the Twilight franchise by Stephenie Meyer By JENNILEE MILLER I think the term typically used to describe someone like me is “Twi-Mom.” Yes: I am a mom who loves the Twilight franchise. Of course, I think the…

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Commies Beware!

By Coyle Neal on December 3, 2012

Review of The Wonderful O by James Thurber By COYLE NEAL An important introductory disclaimer: if you haven’t already read The Wonderful O, stop reading this review now. Nothing I have to say will be anywhere near as interesting as…

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Cranky Old Man writes the Apocalypse

By Coyle Neal on November 30, 2012

Review of Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy By COYLE NEAL In Walker Percy’s Love in the Ruins, society has begun to slide towards the logical conclusions of the 1960s. In the moral wasteland that America has become, Dr.…

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The Structure of Theological Revolutions

By Kendrick Kuo on November 29, 2012

Review of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn By KENDRICK KUO Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) was a specialist in the history of science and held a professorship at the Massachussets Institute of Technology. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions…

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