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Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

On 7/11 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: Months ago when I browsed the options at BookLook Bloggers, I noticed that one of the books I could review was written by Leslie Leyland Fields, a fellow member of the Redbud Writers Guild. I knew Leslie only through our interactions in the Redbud Facebook group, but what I observed of her life intrigued ... Currently Reading: Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

Callie Glorioso-Mays' Rating:

5 Stars

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Where the Wind Leads

Where the Wind Leads

On 5/12 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: Compelling.That is what I would say if I were asked to sum up Where the Wind Leads in one word.It is "a refugee family's miraculous story of loss, rescue, and redemption" written from the perspective of the son, Vihn Chung with Tim Downs.Chung begins by laying out his family's history in their homeland ... Currently Reading: Where the Wind Leads

Callie Glorioso-Mays' Rating:

5 Stars

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Notes from a Blue Bike

Notes from a Blue Bike

On 2/25 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: Do you ever read a book and find yourself thinking (or shouting), "yes! yes!!" the whole time?  Or, if you're an annotator like me, you keep writing it in the margins, accompanied by a mixture of stars and underlining and brackets and arrows?  When I like a book, you can tell just by flipping ... currently reading: Notes from a Blue Bike

Callie Glorioso-Mays' Rating:

5 Stars

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The Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away

On 2/9 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: I think I should rename this series "books from the pile on my bedside table".  And by 'bedside table' I mean the metal folding chair that I use as a bedside table.  My life is so glamourous!  ;)  This week I have been actively reading three books: one to review, one to enjoy, and ... currently reading: The Question That Never Goes Away

Callie Glorioso-Mays' Rating:

5 Stars

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The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken

On 11/11 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: "There is no such thing as a perfect family".  This is the premise for Elisa Morgan's new book The Beauty of Broken.  Morgan is the former CEO of MOPS International and a well-known speaker in addition to authoring several books.  In this book, Morgan shares deeply personal stories from ... currently reading: The Beauty of Broken

Callie Glorioso-Mays' Rating:

3 Stars

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 9/27 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: This book review is long, long overdue.  Usually I review a book within a couple weeks of receiving it, but this one arrived over six weeks ago!  Yikes!I am very conflicted about this book - I'll do my best to explain why.  When I read the summary, I thought I would love this book and ... currently reading: Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl

Callie Glorioso-Mays' Rating:

3 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 7/13 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: "A memoir...of sorts."  That's the subtitle to Ian Morgan Cron's latest book (the first I've read of his) and it really does sum up the book perfectly.  The book was utterly engaging - Cron is a fantastic writer.  I read this book in about 24 hours because I kept wanting to pick it up ... currently reading: Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Callie Glorioso-Mays' Rating:

4 Stars

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Francis

Francis

On 6/23 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: When I was given the chance to review Francis: Man of Prayer by Mario Escobar, I jumped at the chance!  I was anxious to know more about this man as I had been following the news reports after he replaced Pope Benedict XVI and heard that he may bring significant changes in Catholicism.  I ... currently reading: Francis: Man of Prayer

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2 Stars

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Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine

On 5/15 Callie Glorioso-Mays wrote: I loved this book.  And, just to be clear, I've never begun a book review that way!  Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes is Shauna Niequist's third book.  Unlike many other reviewers, I knew little about Niequist before I began the book.  Really, ... currently reading: Bread & Wine

Callie Glorioso-Mays' Rating:

5 Stars

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