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Bonnie Read a Book Today

Reader, writer, cat tamer, and Tiny Communist.

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His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Lawrence Wright

Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas

Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas - Sarah Palin This could have been a good book, Sarah Palin notwithstanding, if she'd left out all the things she doesn't know anything about. Like politics, the history of Christianity, the intent behind the writings of John Adams, and the meaning of the phrase "deliberately offensive".

The parts about her family, where she wasn't changing dates, glossing controversies, or lying outright (seriously, 2008 was 5 years ago--we know what happened), are actually pretty nice. If she was just another person with the Christmas spirit, it would be a fun book. But she's a militant warrior fighting against the so-call "war on Christmas", and there's no way to forget that for more than a page or two. The made-up wackadoo political history "lessons" just don't leave room for the sweet family story buried between the lines.