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The History of Ancient Egypt by Bob Brier (The Great Courses)

The History of Ancient Egypt by Bob Brier (The Great Courses)

While I really enjoyed Myth in Human History, I have to say:  The History of Ancient Egypt is the best of the The Great Courses I’ve taken yet.  Lecturer Bob Brier is not only widely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, but he makes you feel like you’re in a classroom environment.  There’s a difference in experience when the lecturer makes you feel like he wants to share knowledge, rather than tell you what he knows. I’ve always been interested in Ancient Egypt, but I felt like my knowledge was lacking.  Through my entire academic career, I only spent one unit on Ancient […]

Posted March 24, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees is one of those modern classics that is so good in so many ways from cover to cover, I’m not sure I can really do it justice in a basic review. It tells the story of Lily Owens, a little girl who killed her mother when she was a toddler and is living with the weight of that accident heavy on her heart.  Her father, T-Ray, blames her for the loss of his beloved wife and finds it impossible to love her.  So when the only person who has ever shown Lily a little bit […]

Posted March 21, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Until I Die by Amy Plum

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Picking up Until I Die, I figured that I would hate it and regret my decision in continuing the Revenants series.  I remembered that Die For Me was not my usual fare, being very fluffy and as I called it in 2017, a “kissing book”.  But I liked Die For Me … and I liked Until I Die. Continuing the theme with the first book, I wouldn’t say that this is a masterpiece of literature.  It’s aimed for fans of paranormal romance, but what I like about it the realistic way that characters react to things.  Vincent and the other Revenants are immortal.  They […]

Posted March 20, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

It’s positively tragic that I haven’t reviewed Alice in Wonderland before now. I think it’s because Alice is a classic.  It’s not like some of the heavier classics I read – like Inferno or Gone With the Wind – that feel antiquated and need some introduction.  The beauty of children’s classics is their true timelessness.  Even period ones like The Secret Garden and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh snuggle their way into our hearts effortlessly. Alice in Wonderland is like that.  I’ve never met a person unfamiliar with Alice, even if not everyone will love her. And what do I say about this […]

Posted March 13, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore

This book is hilarious.  It is also immensely sacrilegious.  Lamb looks at the story of Christ and acknowledges that there’s not a lot of conversation about the time between infancy and adulthood.  Have you ever noticed that nobody talks about that part of Jesus’s life? Levi-who-is-called-Biff takes the task into his own hands.  There’s swearing, a lot of sexual references, nods to other active religions from the time, and a lot of times that things surprised me into laughter. Anyway.  The thing to know about Lamb is that… if the idea of reading a humorous, crude, retelling of Jesus’s teenage-hood through the eyes […]

Posted March 7, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

I have to confess I wasn’t expecting much from The Darkest Part of the Forest.  There are a lot of Holly black fans out there, so I can understand how that statement is most likely shocking.  Truth be told, my previous experience with Holly Black has only been the Spiderwick Chronicles and while creative, I found them a little off-putting.  Also, I experienced them as an adult, so the magic didn’t really work on me.  I’m glad I kept other Holly Black titles on my TBR, because if there is a Queen of Faerie, it’s Holly. The integration between faerie and […]

Posted March 6, 2019 in Reviews // 9 Comments //