Dear, Strange Things

Gina Dalfonzo
A journey through the TBR pile
Created 10 Jan 2021
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  • Book Reviews: The Lincoln Highway; Mr. Beethoven
    15 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 0 1
    The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (Viking, 2021) I appreciate authors who can’t be pigeonholed. Just when you’ve gotten used to their work on a particular subject or in a particular genre, they shatt...
  • Author Q&A: Ruth Buchanan, Author of Socially Awkward
    31 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Today I’m talking with my friend Ruth Buchanan about her new book, Socially Awkward: Pressing through Discomfort to Engage Tough Topics. Ruth is a prolific author of fiction, nonfiction, and plays. He...
  • Book Reviews: Once upon a Wardrobe; The Mirror Visitor Quartet
    18 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Once upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan (Harper Muse, 2021) If you read Patti Callahan’s previous novel, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, you know that she displayed a knack for getting inside the life of C.S. Lew...
  • Book Reviews: Turning of Days; White as Silence, Red as Song; All That She Carried
    03 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Turning of Days: Lessons from Nature, Seasons, and Spirit by Hannah Anderson, with illustrations by Nathan Anderson (Moody Publishers, 2021) Hannah Anderson is someone whose lightest thoughts and word...
  • Author Q&A: Marlena Graves, Author of Forty Days on Being a Nine
    19 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Today I’m talking with my dear friend Marlena Graves about her latest book. Forty Days on Being a Nine is part of the Enneagram Daily Reflections series from InterVarsity Press, edited by Suzanne Stab...
  • Book Review: Praying with Jane Eyre
    06 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Praying with Jane Eyre: Reflections on Reading as a Sacred Practice by Vanessa Zoltan (TarcherPerigree, 2021). Praying with Jane Eyre is not what it sounds like. Author Vanessa Zoltan, as an atheist, ...
  • Book Review: The Weight of Memory
    22 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    The Weight of Memory by Shawn Smucker (Revell, 2021) Shawn Smucker’s The Weight of Memory is hard to describe. It’s part minimalist modern novel, part Gothic novel, part magical realism, part fairy ta...
  • Book Reviews: He Saw That It Was Good; This Beautiful Truth
    09 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    He Saw That It Was Good: Reimagining Your Creative Life to Repair a Broken World by Sho Baraka (WaterBrook, 2021) Sho Baraka is best known as a hip-hop artist. Hip-hop is a genre I know almost nothing...
  • Book Review: The Shadow Histories Duology
    26 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    The Shadow Histories duology by H.G. Parry (Redhook) Book #1: A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (2020) Book #2: A Radical Act of Free Magic (2021) You have no idea how eagerly I’ve been waiting...
  • Book Reviews: Freiheit!; The Final Symphony
    12 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    This week I’m bravely, or foolishly, tackling a genre I know nothing about: the graphic novel. (Somewhere my friend Seth Hahne, an expert on the genre, is dropping his face into his hands with a low m...
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