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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Four Stars

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes is an unfolding of perception through the main character over a span of decades. It’s one of the books that makes the reader wonder what in life has been misconstrued as fact within a particular person’s fiction. I caution readers about the first part since it contains self-involved, explicit inferences. Otherwise, I found it to be quite readable and an intriguing analysis of human perception.

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Experiencing God by Henry and Richard Blackaby with Claude King

Five Stars

If you need a new Bible study to begin 2019, I highly recommend Experiencing God. Although this Bible study is designed to be done five days a week, it could easily be stretched throughout the year by doing one lesson per week. It is a fully-comprehensive study about how to love God through seven realities and extending that love to others through all facets of life. I also did this study along with Seven Realities for Experiencing God.  This is a wonderful study to do with a small group with short daily lessons and a brief Bible study focused on the life of Moses. Don’t miss out on experiencing God in a deeper way in the coming year.

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Still Waters by Viveca Sten

Three Stars

For a murder mystery, this book was rather “meh.” I was excited to read it because the book is set in Sweden, and the author hales from that country. I liked the book for those aspects. But, the mystery was not compelling. Granted, I have not had time to read much in the past two months. Yet, I was surprised that this book did not deliver as a page-turner.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie


Five Stars

I’m not sure how I have never read a Hercule Poirot mystery until now. (I have read Giant’s Bread  written under Agatha Christie’s Mary Westmacott pen-name.) After watching the 2017 version of Murder on the Orient Express, I decided I was missing out. I was right. Agatha Christie weaves a well-written story of intrigue with nearly every character as a possible suspect. Even with all the clues on the page, Poirot doesn’t “play his hand” until the end when the solution to the crime is revealed. I am excited to read another…and another.