Book Reviews
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13 Feb 21 4:55 am
Let’s share reviews on books we’ve read. They don’t need to be only positive.
There have been a list of books I personally have regretted reading.
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13 Feb 21 4:57 am *

Wild at Heart
Title: Wild at Heart
Author: John Eldredge
ISBN: 0-7852-6694-1
Pub: Thomas Nelson

Notes: This is a powerful book. It has the potential to change, uplift and nurture a mans heart and soul. John Eldredge has delved into an area that for far too long has been suppressed. That being the need for Boys to be Boys and Men to be Men.

Over the last forty years we have been forced to believe that Masculinity is not a good thing. That for men to be good and acceptable they must somehow crush and suppress their inner nature. John Eldredge explores these myths and explains why there are such differences between Boys and Girls. Between Men and Women. And why we need them.


M J Flack
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15 Feb 21 6:41 pm
Ceasefire: Why Men and Women Must Join Together to Achieve True Equality
by Cathy Young

Highly recommend reading this book. Cathy Young is a US Journalist and Feminist. Her book is analytical, breaks down the issue of sexism and 'says it how it is.' Cathy Young has done her research and uses logic, reasoning and compassion in the conflict against sexism. The book helps dispel the myth of "men are from mars and women are from venus" and exposes men and women as being humans. A must read! ; - )

(Sorry I couldn't download a photo of the book cover)
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20 Feb 21 12:13 pm
Ive tried to read Gothic Charm School, but it Just doesnt catch me.

But I can see why its entertaining to others, and Ive tried to look a bit into Jillian Venters(she has her own website)
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21 Feb 21 9:58 am
Thanks for the input. Always good to read what others are reading 🦊
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21 Feb 21 6:23 pm
Norwegian wrote:
Ive tried to read Gothic Charm School, but it Just doesnt catch me.

But I can see why its entertaining to others, and Ive tried to look a bit into Jillian Venters(she has her own website)



No waaaaaay! I used to have that book and I loved it!
Gave it away though and have regretted it since. LOL : - D
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21 Feb 21 6:25 pm
Another MUST read is -

Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari

It's an anthropological book about....humanity of course! It really explains a lot about society today, bit about history and where we are heading.
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22 Feb 21 4:18 am
Karl wrote:
Norwegian wrote:
Ive tried to read Gothic Charm School, but it Just doesnt catch me.

But I can see why its entertaining to others, and Ive tried to look a bit into Jillian Venters(she has her own website)



No waaaaaay! I used to have that book and I loved it!
Gave it away though and have regretted it since. LOL : - D



Giving a book to someone you thought you could trust only to never see 5he book again; I know how you feel. That is why I never give anyone one of my books. Instead I’ll keep it and buy them a book 🦊
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22 Feb 21 6:14 pm
Trappernicus wrote:
Karl wrote:
Norwegian wrote:
Ive tried to read Gothic Charm School, but it Just doesnt catch me.

But I can see why its entertaining to others, and Ive tried to look a bit into Jillian Venters(she has her own website)



No waaaaaay! I used to have that book and I loved it!
Gave it away though and have regretted it since. LOL : - D



Giving a book to someone you thought you could trust only to never see 5he book again; I know how you feel. That is why I never give anyone one of my books. Instead I’ll keep it and buy them a book 🦊



Ah no, it's worse than that. I donated it to charity with a lot of other stuff. However I have done what you said, so yeah....I don't lend stuff unless I expect not to see it again. : - (
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23 Feb 21 12:10 pm
Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever
Lord Foul's Bane

Title: Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever
Lord Foul's Bane
ISBN:0-8050-12729
Pub: Holt, Rhinehart and Winston

Review:

Fantasy books come in a wide and amazing range. Yet they do tend to overlap and share many common themes. Making it hard to find something new and refreshing. This book however has developed an intriguing shoreline. One that has it's roots and subject matter from the authors own experiences from his Father who worked with Lepers. Thus developing the characters with more depth than if the author were writing from just a technical point of view and not from a life experience foundation.

Our Protagonist has found himself in a World far displaced from his own. One that he constantly has to grapple with to understand. One that he rejects as the title says as an Unbeliever. Yet one that he himself may have conjured up as a writer. As he travels through this strange and bewildering land, he meets people who challenge his ideas of right and wrong. As well as meeting with some of his own inner demons.

The end of the book is well crafted and shows the reader that there is more to expect in the next book in the trilogy.

M J Flack
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27 Feb 21 10:39 pm
Here you go Trappernicus, as mentioned in another Topic;

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
by Mark Manson

This is a really good book explaining some common problems with society today. Mark Manson explains things from a personal POV as well as using external examples. Mark Manson has done his research and he uses an analytical as well as humorous tone. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a good and REALISTIC book about life. Another book I highly recommend.
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28 Feb 21 8:40 am
Karl wrote:
Here you go Trappernicus, as mentioned in another Topic;

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
by Mark Manson

This is a really good book explaining some common problems with society today. Mark Manson explains things from a personal POV as well as using external examples. Mark Manson has done his research and he uses an analytical as well as humorous tone. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a good and REALISTIC book about life. Another book I highly recommend.



Thanks for this. I’ll start looking for it as it sounds like a fun read 🦊