New Word
Blog , Words / March 9, 2015

Today as I read “The Year of Reading Dangerously” by Andy Miller, I came across a new word… Floccinaucinihilipilification – it means… the action or habit of estimating something as worthless…normally in a curious manner. I thought that was very interesting.

Bookish Fact
Bookish Facts / March 7, 2015

The Japanese word ‘tsundoko’ means buying a load of books and then not getting around to reading them.

Recently Purchased From February 2015
Blog / March 7, 2015

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from reading and book tubing.  My children were sick and I had to read required materials for the courses that I was attending.  During that time, I visited my local used bookstore.  I was so pleased at what I had found. I had never been there before and I wasn’t sure what type of prices I should expect.  When I saw that the prices were so reasonable, $2-$4, I was very pleased. I also had a few books that I’ve been wanting for quite sometime, so I ordered them.  Two of them came in today and the remainder will be in on Tuesday. As a book lover, I am proud & honored to add these books to my library.

Read For Your Life

This was an excellent book. I think I would even say that it was on of the best books that I have ever read in my life. I say that because this book encouraged me in so many ways to read for the rest of my life. Not only has it inspired me to read, but it has also inspired me to grow, on purpose. I think I was already doing this, but Pat Williams showed me a different perspective and helped me to take a realistic survey of my current tactics. Pat Williams takes the time to explain what reading means to him and many other successful people in the world. He looks at historical individuals as well as current one that have spent their years reading and growing. He offers us statistics like, most people don’t read and of those that do, over half of them only read on a sixth grade reading level. Over the past few years, I have set reading goals that I never seemed to achieve. However I realize now that it was because everything else in my life to a front seat and reading was in the back seat. Don’t get me wrong,…

Can I Really Trust The Bible
Book Review / March 6, 2015

When I originally sat down to start reading this book, I thought that I wouldn’t like it.  I wasn’t sure if it was one of those books that appeared to be pro-Christian, only for the reader to find out that it was very anti-Christian.  I thought that I would have to refute many of the author’s points in my review.  Needless to say, I was on guard. From the beginning of the book. Barry Cooper jumps right in to the position that many believers, whether new or seasoned, find themselves in…trying not to be a doubting Thomas.  In today’s society we have all met someone that seems more educated than we are.  They seem to have thought harder and longer about the Bible and its ability to be trusted.  These individuals seem to study the history of the Bible, its compilation, its human authors, and specific portions that inspire…doubt.  All of these things put together can leave a believer feeling overwhelmed and at a standstill.  Yet Barry Cooper takes advantage of one thing that many believers forget,  the innate human ability to ask questions. In fact, God wants us to ask Him questions. As I read through this book, I…