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BOOK TALK

I know I complain about my job. A lot. But one of the good things about teaching middle school is that you come across some very high quality literature you’d otherwise miss. Case in point is Tuck Everlasting. It’s not … Continue reading

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ARTEMIS FOWL COULD BEAT UP HARRY POTTER

Despite being struck down with the AvianBirdFluSarsEbola during Spring Break, I managed to read all five of the books in Eoin Colfer‘s Artemis Fowl series. I highly recommend them. Colfer writes for young adults, yet manages not to be patronizing … Continue reading

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LIBRARY THING

Are you a bibliophile? Do you have an obsessive personality? Do you have limited free time? If you answered “Yes” to these three questions (and if you read this blog, I think the odds are pretty good), you’re going to … Continue reading

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GOOD BOOKS I READ IN 2005

Naked Economics – Charles Wheelan Letters From a Stoic – Seneca Meditations – Marcus Aurelius 900 Grandmothers – R.A. Lafferty (the best collection of science fiction short stories. Ever.) The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (all 7 books; for … Continue reading

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BOOK MEME THINGY

I didn’t realize Elinor had tagged me to do this Book Meme thing about three weeks ago. For some reason her RSS feed on bloglines does not work for me, so I forget to check her blog now and then. … Continue reading

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Book Dealy Redux

Ok, take two: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. “They would ask why we haven’t … Continue reading

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Book Meme Dealy

The blog sensation that’s a sweepin’ the nation is to do this: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along … Continue reading

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Book Talk

So, I’m trying to read Thomas Aquinas. Reading books about St. Thomas helped me on my path to the Church (Fr. Robert Barron’s Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master and the cleverly titled A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas: A Handbook … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

Fun Stuff I’m Doing Over Christmas Break 1. Embarking on a journey to teach myself how to program a computer. I started by going to the freetechbooks website and dowloading a free text called Introduction to Programming Using Java by … Continue reading

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Book Talk

I’ve added Summa of the Summa by Peter Kreeft and Saint Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton to my reading list. I’m done with Ian Fleming for now, but still working my way through Cardinal Newman. In addition to Kreeft and … Continue reading

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Book Talk

“Gee, Dave, what are you reading these days?” I hear you cry. Apologia Pro Vita Sua, John Henry Newman Thunderball, Ian Fleming I know, a more inapt pair of books, you cannot imagine. But, doggone it, every time I see … Continue reading

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