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Every now and then I need to clear out my books a bit. I collect them far quicker than I read them and I keep them much longer than I need to. I need to give away books because otherwise they start to own me, I need to give away books so I have space for yet more books. I need to give away books because giving and sharing is fun and its better stewardship if someone else reads books I’ll probably never read or use again. Which is why…

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Book Review: John Milton

I didn’t know much about John Milton except that he wrote Paradise Lost. I’m not really a fan of poetry so that’s not something I ever expect to read either. Still I decided to pull this little book by Rex Warner off the shelves and learn something about one of the greats of English literature. Sadly I came away disappointed. The author writes, “Since the aim of this essay has not been either scholarship or objectivity, but only to give a personal view of those elements in Milton’s life and…

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