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Semicolon Book Club for March

The theme for the Semicolon Book Club for March is biography/autobiography, and the particular selelction for this month is David McCullough’s Mornings on Horseback, a biography of Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. The subtitle is “the story of an extraordinary family, a vanished way of life, and the unique child who […]

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Sunday Salon: Semicolon Book Club

Posted by Sherry on 2/28/2010 in Adult Fiction, General, Projects, Semicolon Book Club |

The February selection for the Semicolon Book club was Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis. Till We Have Faces was Lewis’s last work of fiction, and he considered it his best. The particular “myth retold” is that of Cupid and Psyche. It’s a story Lewis considered retelling over the course of […]

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Sunday Salon: Random Stuff

Posted by Sherry on 2/14/2010 in General, Projects, Semicolon Book Club, Sunday Salon |

The 2009 Cybils Award Winning Books in all categories. The Semicolon Book Club selection for February is Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. There will be a discussion post on the 28th here at Semicolon. So if you’re reading with us, it’s time to get the book and get reading. I can spend a […]

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Semicolon Book Club: Esther by Chuck Swindoll

Posted by Sherry on 1/30/2010 in Adult Fiction, Christian Life, General, Projects, Semicolon Book Club |

This post necessarily combines thoughts about the book of Esther in the Bible and about Chuck Swindoll’s commentary on Esther, titled Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity. Mr. Swindoll’s book is the January selection for the Semicolon Book Club, and I chose it because the women of my church will be discussing and studying […]

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Semicolon Book Club: Off to a Slow but Steady Start

Posted by Sherry on 1/17/2010 in General, Projects, Semicolon Book Club |

I’ve been trying to get a book club going, both online and in person, for a couple of years now. Last year I got people committed and chose books for each month, and then stuff happened. January and February went fairly well, and then March got crazy, and in April my dad died. Then sometime […]

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Sunday Salon: Twelve Projects for 2010

For the last couple of years, instead of resolutions, I’ve been thinking in terms of projects, lots of projects that I wanted to complete during the year. I wouldn’t say I was any more or less successful with my projects than most people are with resolutions, but I like the tradition anyway and plan to […]

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Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor

The front page of the copy of this Pulitzer prize-winning novel that I got from the library says that MacKinlay Kantor “planned the writing of Andersonville, his masterwork, for twenty-five years.” I can believe it. The novel is 750 pages long and almost unbelievably detailed in its treatment of the Confederate prison of war camp […]

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Sunday Salon: The Pulitzer Project

Posted by Sherry on 9/20/2009 in Projects, Pulitzer Project, Semicolon Book Club |

I’m supposed to be working on reading, or at least trying out, all of the Pulitzer Prize winning novels. I even joined this project to accomplish that very thing, but I haven’t posted there in a long time. Here’s my list of books I had read when I first joined the project in 2007: 2005 […]

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The Underneath and Me

Posted by Sherry on 6/2/2009 in Projects, Semicolon Book Club |

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt was the Semicolon Book Club selection for May, and Amy at Hope Is the Word is on top of it. She’s right in pointing out that this book was somewhat controversial in its treatment of cruelty to animals, and I agree with her that the book is for older children […]

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Sunday Salon: Gleaned from the Saturday Review and Other Places

Posted by Sherry on 5/3/2009 in Booklists, General, Projects, Semicolon Book Club |

These books are the ones I’m adding to my own unmanageable reading list. I can hardly wait to read them all plus the 100+ others on my list. Thanks to everyone for all of the great suggestions. The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide. Recommended by Dawn at 5 Minutes for Books. I’d like […]

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