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Bookish Question #95 | Do you read “clean reads”?

Do you read "clean reads"? How do you define clean reads?

Let’s reverse the questions. I see clean reads as Christian fiction without the Christian world view. Both clean reads and Christian fiction avoid nudity, sexual content, and bad language. Most also avoid violence. But Christian fiction has a Christian thread of some kind: Christian characters or Christian themes. Clean reads doesn’t. Do I read clean …

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Bookish Question #91 | Should Christians read fiction? Why … or why not?

Should Christians read fiction? Why ... or why not?

Yes, some people honestly believe Christians shouldn’t read fiction. After all, they say, fiction is made up and Christians should be focused on truth. Christ’s Truth. I agree Christians should focus on truth. But Christ told stories—the parables. Preachers often tell stories—they call them sermon illustrations. Non-fiction writers often tell stories to make a point. …

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Bookish Question #90 | Are you Doing a Reading Challenge in 2019?

Are you doing a reading challenge in 2019?

Are you doing a reading challenge in 2019? If so, which challenge are you doing? What are you challenging yourself to read? I’ve participated in—and completed—the Goodreads Reading Challenge every year since 2011, although my self-selected target has been higher some years than others. For 2018, I’m aiming for a lower target than 2018: 150 …

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Bookish Question | Week 87 | Which book is on your Christmas list?

Which book is on your Christmas list?

It’s obvious I didn’t write this question, because there is no way I would have asked which “book” (singular). I definitely would have asked which “books” (plural, with emphasis on the plural. Lots of emphasis). There are currently 528 books on my Goodreads To Read list, and that doesn’t include a bunch of books I’ve …

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Bookish Question #86 | Do you have a Top 5 list of favourite reads in 2018?

Bookish Question: Do you have a Top 5 list of favourite reads in 2018?

Top five? Are you kidding? Maybe I could come up with a top five list if I didn’t read so many books each year. But probably not (maybe I could do it if I only read six books …) Anyway, I’ve decided to cheat a little. I posted five new favourite authors for 2018 a …

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