Category: Recommendations

2020 Book Review: Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The edition of this narrative poem I own, lucky has an English translation included. This is how I’ve been able to read it. I found it very interesting to see the story in the original German as well. It was titillating for me to see the words in both languages,

2020 Book Review: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Twain’s story came into my life when I was young and still in school. I remember reading it clearly twice, once as part of a textbook and later as a book of its own. I have read it a third time as an adult just to see if the first

2020 Book Review: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

I knew about the radio hysteria this book had caused in the past. I tried to ignore my previous knowledge before going in and reading it, when I did. I wanted to be a blank slate, but I couldn’t. I kept asking myself or saying to myself throughout it, ‘I

2020 Book Review: The Collector by Nora Roberts

I don’t often read romance. I have in the past, but it’s not a go-to genres unless something special about it has caught my attention. I was given several books some time back that contained a lot of Nora Roberts, who at the time I did not know of. Curious

2020 Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I admit, I didn’t read this book until after the movies were all fully released. I was curious about the original books because of the movies. They gripped me so greatly and being such a big fan of books I wanted to see what the books had to say with

2020 Book Review: Secret Language of the Soul by Jane Hope

I can only speak for myself, but being a fan of religious studies. I absolutely loved this book when I read it, and it still is a favorite of mine. I love books that have over one line of study in them. This is like that. It covers many topics,

2020 Book Review: The Witches by Stacy Schiff

Who hasn’t heard of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692? It’s a subject has fascinated me with since I was young. I never could truly understand why people acting in such a way or even if the condemned had really done anything wrong. In my early teenage mind wondered if

2020 Book Review: The Carpathian Castle by Jules Verne [Contains Spoilers]

Originally, I had heard this is the book that inspired the setting for Dracula’s castle and country in the book by Bram Stoker for his infamous novel Dracula. Having read that novel, I knew I wanted to read this one. It took some time before I could find a copy

2020 Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

This novel written by Sylvia Plath is obviously a story inspired by her own life without being a direct autobiography the parallels are clear if you know of Plath’s life. There is a saying for a writer to write what they know, knowing what I do about Plath this is

2020 Book Review: Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings by Marcus Borg

I am drawn to religious books. I know this must surprise many, but those close to me aren’t surprised. I’ve been studying religious topics since I was young. I’ve spoken in the past about being allowed by my parents to find my own path spiritually. I’ve also thanked them for this. It

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