Category: 52 Books

No. 16: On Writing 0

No. 16: On Writing

My first real adventure into the land of Stephen King was this half-memoir / half-seminar, and now I wish I liked horror stories. All the skill and talent I expected to find in the work of someone so accomplished was on display. The first half of On Writing is a...

No. 15: White Chocolate Moments 0

No. 15: White Chocolate Moments

Now for number two in this chick-lit experiment of mine. A friend of mine has read this book over and over, so if you like Christian (contemporary) romance, this is for you. When Arcineh Bryant, granddaughter of an extremely wealthy Chicago businessman (and daughter of a just-plain-wealthy Chicago businessman), loses...

No. 14: Nights in Rodanthe 0

No. 14: Nights in Rodanthe

One weekend a few weeks ago I decided to take a pass at a couple of chick-lit novels, just to see what it would be like. Nights in Rodanthe is short, and I was familiar with the film adaptation, so it was my first choice. I haven’t read much in...

No. 13: Teaching as a Subversive Activity 0

No. 13: Teaching as a Subversive Activity

I came to this book with high expectations. I was first introduced to Postman through a series of posts at Don’t Eat the Fruit called “Five Things We the Church Need to Know About Technology”, and shortly there after read The End of Education, which was one of the first...

No. 12: The Magicians 0

No. 12: The Magicians

Discounting comics, The Magicians is only the third piece of fiction I’ve read this year, after reading only one novel in 2009. One of the reasons is that fiction isn’t easily read in short pieces over a long period, which is about the only way I can get any pleasure...

No. 11: Save the World on Your Own Time 0

No. 11: Save the World on Your Own Time

I became familiar with Stanley Fish through his column in the New York Times. I’ve always enjoyed his writing, and I usually agree with his positions on education; but I’ve never looked any further. I actually decided to pick up Save the World on Your Own Time because of an...