52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol by Bob Welch

Stars: ***** Thomas Nelson (2015) Religion/Christian Life/Inspirational 181 pages Summary: 52 Little Lessons From A Christmas Carol is a street-level tour through this much-loved tale of bitterness-turned-benevolence. Bob Welch pauses along the way to examine the wisdom and people Scrooge spent much of his life disregarding in favor of his own selfish pursuits. Welch throws… Read More »

Guest Post: Editing The Classics: Is it Ethical?

Note from Callista: I do not claim to agree or disagree with the following guest post. I am offering it to spark conversation among my readers. Thanks to Rachel for the guest post and My Blog Guest for putting us together. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Political correctness has permeated and dictated personal and professional interaction for too few… Read More »

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Stars: ***** NOTE: When I type in the ISBN of the copy I have I get this picture but it’s NOT what mine looks like. I guess it doesn’t really matter though. This is a re-read for me. I first read it about 3 years ago and I read it every Christmas Eve. I’ve just… Read More »

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Stars: ****This book is being counted towards the Book to Movie Challenge and Classics Challenge 2008.This is my second Jules Verne book. I liked this one better than Journey to the Center of the Earth. I especially liked the ending. I find it’s really hard to review a classic, I’m not sure what to say… Read More »

A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Stars: **** This book is being counted towards the following challenges: 888, Classics Challenge, Book to Movie and 1% Well-Read. I also finished it during the Read-a-thon. The cover pictured is not the copy I have but it doesn’t matter, the story is the same. I had never read the book nor seen an older… Read More »

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Stars: **** This book was read for the 888 Challenge, Classics Challenge 2008, Well-Rounded Challenge, Novella Challenge, Herding Cats and Book Awards II Challenge (National Book Award). I’d also like to recommend it as a book for next year’s Numbers challenge and the Bibliography challenge if it comes back. Summary: Guy Montag was a fireman… Read More »

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Stars: ***** This book was read for the 888, Southern Reading Challenge, Classics Challenge 2008, What an Animal! (bird on cover) and herding cats challenges. This was my first time reading this book. I didn’t study it in school like I know some people did. I’m glad I didn’t though because after studying a book… Read More »