Category: Atheism

In Search of the Divine: My Year of Reading Religiously

In Search of the Divine: My Year of Reading Religiously Merry Christmas, dear readers, and Happy Holidays! Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanza, a Festive Festivus, and a Sensational Solstice, too. Whatever you celebrate, or whatever you don’t, I hope the end of the year finds… Continue Reading “In Search of the Divine: My Year of Reading Religiously”

2021 Themed Reading: World Religions

As you might know, every year I try to read a substantial number of works from within a particular genre, category, or what have you. This year, for example, I focused a lot of my attention on Southeast Asian literature and on poetry (often… Continue Reading “2021 Themed Reading: World Religions”

Christopher Wild by Kathe Koja

Anna Quindlen once wrote, “[books] are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” It is hard for me to find a better example of this adage than the works of Kathe Koja. The act of reading her stories is not just an experience,… Continue Reading “Christopher Wild by Kathe Koja”

5 Mini-Reviews: From Willa Cather to Hillary Clinton

I’ll never catch-up on all the reviews I need to write for books I’ve read in the last 5 or 6 months. That’s that. But, I am going to make an effort to catch-up on the recent and then stay current moving forward. I… Continue Reading “5 Mini-Reviews: From Willa Cather to Hillary Clinton”

Review: The Golden Compass (Northern Lights) by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 27 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting, believable and impactful. The Golden Compass (also known as Northern Lights and/or His Dark Materials, Book 1) is the first in the world-famous fantasy… Continue Reading “Review: The Golden Compass (Northern Lights) by Philip Pullman”