Archive for November, 2013

The Good DreamThe Good Dream by Donna VanLiere
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am loving this book. It feels like Flanerry O'connor. I give only it only 4 stars cuz I wasn't done. Now that I am I think 4 and a half would be the rating I'd give it. I felt as if I entered into this story with the characters. And, as they are so close to my locale in real life, the settings and characters rang as true as old friends. The redemptive arc of the story, seemed to me, to hit just the right tone without getting too smarmy. In fact in some places it was down right gritty. A tough feat, as I know Miss Van Liere's audience target and they don't like real...they like sweet. This is both. But it is very carefully and lovingly written. Get this book. In fact get 2 and give one to a friend and tell them that this is what a believers art ought to look like.

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Dracula ….Misunderstood Impaler!

Posted: November 15, 2013 in Book Review

17737226A Prince to be FearedA Prince to be Feared by Mary Lancaster
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Good vehicle through which to tell the tale of Vlad Dracula, but more so the history of Wallachia, Hungary, Bavaria and the Ottoman Empire. Worth the read for the history lesson.

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The Bracket for the 2013 DivII AA Football Playoffs was released this weekend. With BA’s 36-10 drubbing of Ensworth in week 10, the hunt for the Blue Cross Bowl Trophy is wide open. What do you think?

2013 Division I BlueCross Bowl Division II Class AA Football Playoff Bracket.