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{Books} My booklist from WIA

{Books} My booklist from WIA

Have you ever decided, last-minute, to attend a conference that you weren’t even confident you understood the content–but you had recently become familiar with members speaking at the conference and thought “why not?” I really like those speakers, so it should be good. And then, less than a week later of discovering said workshop, you found yourself in this conference and feeling like these people were YOUR PEEPS? Have you ever just felt like Jesus led you to a place…

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{Book Review} Alas, Babylon

{Book Review} Alas, Babylon

{Classics} Alas, Babylon Originally posted on April 28, 2012 There is nothing like the book Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank to evoke the feeling that if any large catastrophe happened, we would all be immensely unprepared.  We all assume that a catastrophe might cause a hiccup for a day or two, or maybe even a week, but we can’t fathom a hiccup for…a year?  two years?  A decade? In the book, America is attacked by Russia with nuclear and atomic…

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{Classics} A Case Against Abridged Books

{Classics} A Case Against Abridged Books

{Classics} A Case Against Abridged Books Originally posted on April 28, 2012, post-script added 2013; updated again 12/1/2018 Several years back, I purchased a set of abridged children’s classics from Costco.  It was a set of 20 with titles such as Little Women, Treasure Island, Anne of Green Gables and Peter Pan.  They are rewritten and abridged, but keep the main story, with some deletions.  I started reading them with my oldest when she was 5 to spark her interest…

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