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June Reading Wrap-Up

Only four books this month, but all four were extraordinary!
(As always, covers link to Goodreads pages.)

Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby – I’ve loved all of Jessi Kirby’s books, but this one’s neck-and-neck with… 858 more words

Great Books

Doctor Sleep - A Review

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved Doctor Sleep. It seemed to me a coming of age not only for the main character, Danny Torrance, but for Stephen King as well. 126 more words

Opinion

Commentary on the Form of the "Homeric Hymns"

The collection of hymns, commonly called the “Homeric Hymns” or “Homerica,” are a compilation of thirty-three prayers to the gods. They have erroneously been attributed to Homer by the moderns due to the dactylic hexameter formula -the same poetic form of the Homeric epics. 199 more words

History

Great Books reading list, 2015-2017

Great Books instructors at Pepperdine typically teach the courses in sequence from I to IV.  There is also an optional course on Asian Great Books alternately taught by three other faculty, and students are most encouraged to take them. 958 more words

Great Books

I Love Books: Angel Of Honour by Jennifer Bacia

In a world of passion, power and revenge, the price of freedom is sometimes the ultimate sacrifice….

Her mother was a legendary screen goddess. Her father was the president. 86 more words

I Love Reading

The Mythological Roots of Friendships between Men

Especially on historic days is it important to keep in mind that no tree is without its roots, no mountain without its base, and no building without its foundation. 1,786 more words

Education

The Good Luck of Right Now

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW BY MATTHEW QUICK

The Good Luck Of Right Now is another wonderful novel from the author of The Silver Linings Playbook… 290 more words