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Review: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

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Review: Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

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Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity by Thomas C. Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I normally don't like books like these, but this one is outstanding. I greatly enjoyed the read. Mr. Foster's writing is to the point, humorous, and interesting.

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Review: Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

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Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity by Thomas C. Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I normally don't like books like these, but this one is outstanding. I greatly enjoyed the read. Mr. Foster's writing is to the point, humorous, and interesting.

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Review: Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

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Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity by Thomas C. Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I normally don't like books like these, but this one is outstanding. I greatly enjoyed the read. Mr. Foster's writing is to the point, humorous, and interesting.

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Review: Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is freaky in that it is a parallel to the culture we are living in today. Very interesting read though. I love how Bradbury brings out the angst and pain in Montag's character in a simple but poignant way.

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Review: The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux

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Weight Loss Program THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!

Friends, fellow countrymen, brothers and sisters, lent me your ears! Simple, Fast 40-Day Weight Loss routine that is guaranteed to work! The results will make you feel like you've resurrected from the dead!Eat one full meal and two smaller meals (that do not add up to one meal) each day.Abstain from meats every Friday.Don't snack!Don't eat any chips, desserts, or similar foods.If someone offers you something more, politely refuse.No pain, no gain (actually, I mean loss)! Ignore the painful spasms that might occur in your stomach from this routine! Get some extra "graces" points by offering it up! Also, try to ignore the annoying rumbling side effects the lack of food might cause.Allow yourself to indulge every Sunday. However, if at all possible, try to stick as closely to the routine as possible so going back to it on Monday isn't as hard.On the last Friday before the 40 days are done, crank it up and do number 1 AND 2 for the day!Keep this up for 40 days!C…

Happy St. Valentine's Day and have a blessed Ash Wednesday!

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Happy St. Valentine's day! Have a blessed Ash Wednesday and a fruitful Lent!

Review: Moby Dick

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is been by far the most beautiful book I have ever read. No other book has stirred up in me such strong emotions. I believe this is because of the underlying themes Herman Melville hides beneath the surface. Melville wrestles with the "big" questions of life, such as the meaning of life, revenge, madness, and love. Using his characters, especially Captain Ahab, he portrays the struggles of humankind. Good hidden in evil, evil resulting from good. The duality of ideas we think are set in stone. Ahab's struggle against himself is a mirror for the frustrations we all hold. Nearly anyone going through a difficult time can associate himself with the torn, pained, grieved captain of the Pequod.
Though this book can be very dry and long, if one sticks with it, it will certainly pay off. The lessons learned and the ideas suggested from this book are ones that have been troubling mankind since creation. One must…

Moby-Dick

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If you are one of my classmates in my Advanced Literature: American Literature class, you probably know I'm just a tad obsessed with Moby-Dick and think it's the best thing since sliced bread (ok, maybe it's the best book I've read since A Tale of Two Cities). So, here's a bit of Literature humor for you. 😉 Enjoy!



And if you like Moby-Dick too, check out my Pinterest board for some cool quotes and pictures.

My Obsession With Moby-Dick

RARE BLUE MOON AND ECLIPSE TONIGHT!!!

SEE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2018-january-31

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/911893/Blue-moon-2018-live-stream-NASA-watch-total-lunar-eclipse-online-US

https://www.timeanddate.com/live/

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Review: Walking the Road to God: Why I Left Everything Behind and Took to the Streets to Save Souls

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Walking the Road to God: Why I Left Everything Behind and Took to the Streets to Save Souls by Fr Lawrence Carney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love what Father Carney is doing! We need more priests going out into the streets and meeting people. I believe this is the kind of evangelization that will bring our nation back to God. Good, down-to-earth, sturdy men to be priests.

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Review: Our Moral Life In Christ: A Complete Course

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Our Moral Life In Christ: A Complete Course by Peter V. Armenio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very good introduction to morality book! The first part covers the definition of good and evil, laws, and such. The second part dives into the details of morality by covering the Ten Commandments in detail.

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Review: Rush Revere and the First Patriots

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Rush Revere and the First Patriots by Rush Limbaugh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even better than the first one! I listened to it on audiobook and it was great!

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Review: Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach

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Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach by Thomas R. Gilbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent college Chemistry textbook! The examples are great and there are many practice problems for each chapter. And if you get the software too, there are tutorials and animations which are very helpful.

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