Category Archives: Books

Summer Reading List: Station Eleven 

 One of the many pleasures of being done with school ( for now ) is reading literature for fun once again. I took a social media poll as to what the next volume of my summer reading list should be … Continue reading

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Fall Reading List: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami has become one of my favorite contemporary authors the last couple of years. Somehow he manages to infuse his dreamy magical realism with the compulsive page turning of a mystery novel. His latest translation in English Colorless Tsukuru … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I confess this blog has been woefully neglected over the last six months. Training for the US Barista Championship took up quite a bit of my already limited spare time, and I felt a greater responsibility to keep readers of … Continue reading

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Kafka on the Shore

Preparing for the Big Eastern Barista Competition is taking up most of my spare time this winter, but I did manage to set aside some time to read Haruki Murakami’s novel Kafka on the Shore, a surreal take on the classic … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: The Satanic Verses

I’m trying to fit one more novel into what has been a very busy summer. The Satanic Verses is most certainly Salman Rushdies’s most famous novel, largely because it almost got him killed. The book begins with a plane exploding … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: Modern Philosophy by Scruton

“No one can doubt the contribution that modernism has made to music and poetry in our century. In architecture, politics and philosophy, however, its contribution has not always been so welcome. The least that can be said is that modernists … Continue reading

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Bauckham on The Theology of Revelation

Since childhood, Revelation, or The Apocalypse of St. John, has been one of my favorite books in the Bible. The imagery and drama captured my imagination, and the promise of a city where there is no sorrow has gotten me … Continue reading

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