Category Archives: Books Read in 2014

Why Are You Atheists So ANGRY? 99 Things That Piss-Off the Godless, by Greta Christina

Why Are You Atheists So ANGRY? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless By Greta Christina Again, let me disclaim that I am neither atheist nor agnostic. I’m hardly a zealot either. I’ve found my own belief structure, and that … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Nagasaki, by Daniel Clausen (2012)

So, so, so many books have exactly the same plots, just with different characters. There are brave, heroic men to smite bad guys; there are brainy women, doctors who use their brains to solve crimes. There are usually multiple killings, … Continue reading

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God is NOT Good: How Religion Poisons Everything, by Christopher Hitchens (2009)

This is the part where I tell you that I’m neither an atheist nor an agnostic. I was raised Protestant, dipped a toe in Catholicism, and came out with my own system of beliefs. They are just that: my own … Continue reading

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We Are The Goldens, by Dana Reinhardt (2014)

We Are the Goldens (2014) By Dana Reinhardt Nellayla That’s what a young Nell used to call herself, because she was so close to her older sister. Layla would laugh: “I am Layla,” and [Layla] tapped [her] chest, then you … Continue reading

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The Tycoon’s Daughter (Treadwell Academy Novels), by Caitlyn Duffy (2014)

Before the first word of this story, there are voluminous resources as to how and when and where to get help for eating disorders. There’s encouragement. There’s potentially life-saving information. This is one thing that I love about Caitlyn Duffy’s … Continue reading

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The Summer of Letting Go, by Gae Polisner (2014)

This book killed me. Not only is it unputdownable, I received a review copy from the publisher last November. It was one of my favorite books of the year, and yet I COULDN’T PUT IT IN MY TOP TEN! FINALLY, … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back, by Ian Doescher (2014)

William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back By Ian Doescher When first I read Ian Doescher’s Shakespearean twist on the “Star Wars” saga, I spent more time laughing than thinking about why I was laughing. I think it’s because it’s a … Continue reading

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