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ANY MINUTE? . . . It Took Forever To Get Started!

Advantages: Tries to encourage a reassessment of attitudes to priorities; includes discussion questions.
Disadvantages: It took too long in setting the scene for someting significant to happen; a bit forced in places.

In October 2009 I wrote a review of Joyce Meyer's debut NOVEL, "The Penny" about the importance of the little things in life, and how attention to what seems insignificant can prove very significant indeed. At the time, I was made aware that Joyce Meyer h ...

jesi 02.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Any Minute - Joyce Meyer

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The desintegration of a family

Advantages: language beauty, nice narration
Disadvantages: no

When I started to read the Buddenbrooks, I thought it will be a boring but. But then, after the 20 pages of long descriptions, I got really into the story about a rich family whose cycle will be seen throughout generations, i.e. three generations of the f ...

Kliki 25.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann

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autobiog as never before

Advantages: exposing
Disadvantages: complex

...Montaigne was a truly magnificent man. He was brought up speaking Latin as his first language and thus immersed himself in all sorts of classical learning and literature. The book is a collection of shortish essays in which he puts himself on trial. He an ...

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Review of Essays - Michel de Montaigne

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Little House on the Prairie Revisited

Advantages: Claustrophobic and expansive at the same time, truly evocative
Disadvantages: None

A photograph opens the story. A black and white picture of a family, husband, wife and their three children, smiling for the camera. Thin, underfed, in their summer clothes despite the four inches of snow, they smile. Partly they smile because they do not ...

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Review of Under This Unbroken Sky - Shandi Mitchell

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