Mere Christianity: A Biography by George M. Marsden

C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity: A Biography by George M. Marsden My rating: 2 of 5 stars Cutting to the chase: What I liked about the book: I learned about the early years when Lewis was asked to create a series of talks for the BBC during WWII. I think Marsden does very well describingContinue reading “Mere Christianity: A Biography by George M. Marsden”

More book reviews thrown together: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini; The United States and East Asia by Richard W. Van Alstyne

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was quite the biography. How much of it happened as Cellini recorded it is a matter of question. I guess it would be good to read a biography of someone else who knew Cellini. What a braggadocio! He sounds likeContinue reading “More book reviews thrown together: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini; The United States and East Asia by Richard W. Van Alstyne”

Perris of the Cherry Trees by J.S. Fletcher, The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek and a couple of skinnies.

I am still recovering from an upper respiratory infection. I’m off antibiotics but still tired. I hate being sick. It’s like entering a time warp where my schedule and life is in a grey zone. Tomorrow I’m going back to work and I think that will perk me up a great deal. In the meantime.Continue reading “Perris of the Cherry Trees by J.S. Fletcher, The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek and a couple of skinnies.”

Burton: A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Byron Farwell

Listening to Faure.  I visited my sister over the 4th of July weekend.  Great visit as always.  We talked politics, that gets intense, and we talked books; that also gets intense but in an enjoyable way. On the way home I could not resist topping by Recycled Books, which is a used bookstore housed inContinue reading “Burton: A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Byron Farwell”

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