Category Archives: Books Read in 2014

Empty, Not Hollow: And Other Stories, by A.C. Adams (2014)

A.C. Adams’s “Empty, Not Hollow: And other stories” is the perfect book for a Sunday afternoon. It’s not long–92 pages on the Kindle–but it’s ideal for sitting back with a big glass of red wine (The book is dedicated to … Continue reading

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TTYL; TTFN; L8TR,G8TR; YOLO, by Lauren Myracle (various pub.)

I hadn’t originally intended to read this book (or this series), and I’m writing one review for the whole series. You’ll see why. What happened was I read an article on banned books, and this was mentioned. I went to … Continue reading

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Illogical Atheism: A Comprehensive Response to the Contemporary Freethinker from a Lapsed Agnostic, by Bo Jinn

“Illogical Atheism” is not a book of evangelism and preaching. Rather, it serves as a repudiation of Atheist movements from Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens–the modern Atheist triad–back through history. Author Bo Jinn does not attempt … Continue reading

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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks, by Lauren Myracle (2009)

This one just didn’t work for me. The narrator–elder sister, Carly–starts off deep, then becomes incredibly shallow; she’s kind and loving and protective of her younger sister, Anna, then she’s suddenly spiteful, all because Anna is the prettier of the … Continue reading

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Ariel, by Sylvia Plath (rev. version 2014)

As it says in the Goodreads summation, this is a restructuring of the “Ariel” originally released, as edited by Sylvia Plath’s husband, Ted Hughes. Hughes included other poems for release in England and the USA, and deleted others. This version … Continue reading

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (novel), by John Berendt (1994)

There’s something unique about the South. My mom and her ancestors grew up in the shadow of Lookout Mountain, where Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama intersect, where one of the bloodiest campaigns of the Civil War was fought. I remember feeling … Continue reading

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American Tabloid, by James Ellroy

Kemper Boyd—suave FBI Agent infiltrating car theft rings. His best friend, Ward Littel, also an FBI agent, but a bored one stuck in Chicago. Pete Bondurant: a six-foot-five fixer for various underworld figures, including getting drugs for Howard Hughes. Howard … Continue reading

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