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April 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of The Sting of the Wild

“Schmidt’s tales will prove infectiously engaging even to entomophobes.”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

In The Sting of the Wild, entomologist Justin O. Schmidt takes us on a journey inside the lives of stinging insects, seeing the world through their eyes as well as his own. 97 more words

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March 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of The Cyanide Canary

From Robert Dugoni, the #1 Kindle bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave, and Environmental Protection Agency Special Agent Joseph Hilldorfer comes a true story of good and evil, greed and its consequences, and an elusive quest for justice. 106 more words

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the broken heart

One final thought on preaching the gospel to yourself…for now, at least. Over the years, many of the prayers in The Valley of Vision, a collection or Puritan prayers and devotions, have helped me routinely drink deeply from the truth of the gospel.  238 more words

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From the Bookshelf: The Year of Living Biblically, by A. J. Jacobs

During a recent visit, my wife’s cousin distributed some books which she had read.  She handed me A. J. Jacob’s, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible… 728 more words


From the Bookshelf. "Model Woman. Eileen Ford and the business of beauty" by Robert Lacey.

Eileen Ford created her own profession by opening a modelling agency. She was a self made woman who followed her extraordinary sense of time and never took a step back from a career that she chose for herself. 77 more words


February 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of The Antiques

A rollicking tableau of life in all its messy complexity, The Antiques is a heartbreaking, nimble, laugh-out-loud funny send-up of modern family life.

“It’s witty and trenchant and dark and stylish, the black sheep of the family-novel genre, the one who’s not invited to Thanksgiving but crashes it anyway to the delight of the younger relatives and the horror of the elders.” — 65 more words

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On my bookshelf, lower down, near the corner, behind the chair in which I sit when I make my word review videos, is an old book I first saw on my father’s bookshelf when I was a child. 984 more words

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