Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Classically delightful.

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Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With MorrieTuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

 

 

Sad. Not for why you’re probably thinking. Sad because Morrie needed Jesus.

Other than that the book is relatively well written. It has a good flow and I like the style of the writing. However, I think the “aphorisms” are shallow, contradictory to Morrie’s own world view, and too reminiscent of greeting cards or inspirational posters.

Morrie seems to hit the nail on the head with his indictment of society and its failings, but instead of searching deeper to find the meaning of life; to find the purpose of existence; to figure out the fundamental needs of being human; He stops short and sells himself on cheap phrases and “good thoughts”. There’s an essential question about the existence of good and evil that Morrie misses entirely.

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Under the Sheets: The Secrets to Hot Sex in Your Marriage by Kevin Leman

Under the Sheets: The Secrets to Hot Sex in Your MarriageUnder the Sheets: The Secrets to Hot Sex in Your Marriage by Kevin Leman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

 

 

A little stereotypical, but not in the way you’re probably thinking. Not all guys are sports-meat-heads. Some are book-reading-meat-heads! A little redundant. Some chapters are okay to skim through if you’re not in that, ahem, situation. Good advice and should definitely be read by both spouses.

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Princess of the Sword by Lynn Kurland

Princess of the SwordPrincess of the Sword by Lynn Kurland

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Ah, what a happy ending.
And they lived happily ever after.
Good action.
Awesome magic fighting.
Lulled a bit in the middle.
Nice climactic moment.
Not a whole lot happened.
Drawn out but enjoyable conclusion.

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The Mage’s Daughter by Lynn Kurland

The Mage's DaughterThe Mage’s Daughter by Lynn Kurland

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

 

 

As good as the 1st book, Star of the Morning.
Fun & light.
Good progression of the story.
Moved a little slower than the 1st book.
Lacked a big climax.
Must read the 3rd book now.
Even more magic.

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Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland

Star of the Morning (Nine Kingdoms, #1)Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Feel good fantasy.
Fast paced story.
Charming characters and dialog.
Lots of really cool swords
Classic fantasy tropes.
Fun to read.
Addicting story.
Lots of magic.

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The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton

The Everlasting ManThe Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Deep. Insightful. Before its time. Awesome content, but hard to read in this author’s style. Kind of meandering. Too many examples. The author was obviously very smart and well read. Highly recommended for grandfathers. More simple explanation may have been more powerful.

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