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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C.S Lewis

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Story Girl by L.M Montgomery. I have waited so long to read this book and finally got it from Paperback Swap. Very good, just like all her others. This is the book that the show "Road to Avonlea" is based off of.

When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances by Carol J Kent. A friend recently recommended this book and I really liked it and it left me with a lot to ponder.

Dunkirk Crescendo
by Bodie and Brock Thoene. This was #9 in the Zion Covenant series. I had a hard time getting through it because most of my favorite characters were not in it and there was so much war and battle stuff.

Looking For God in Harry Potter by John Granger. John Granger is a Christian homeschooling dad with a literature background who first read HP so he could explain to his daughter why she couldn't. Instead, he found a resonating story that was chalk full of symbolism. Loved this book, and I recommend it to any HP fans. I had no idea of J.K Rowlings extensive literary background and the hidden meanings and symbols she put in her stories.

The Deathly Hallow Lectures
by John Granger. This book is not quite as easy-reading as Looking For God but if your a "serious Harry Potter reader" (as the author likes to say), then you would like this book. There is also a lot of info on interpreting literature in general.