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Bitten (IV of IV)

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Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1) Tails up This is the author's first novel, and as such it's technically well done. The paragraphs and concepts are well composed and laid out, and the story moves along at a good pace. Ideas are clearly communicated and not repetitive. The author has a nice grasp of […]

Bitten (III of IV)

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Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1) A human's-eye view In essence, this book is yet another romance novel. It is also therefore a good example of one of the current themes running through modern romantic literature: in order for there to be politically correct sexual tension in stories such as this, the heroine must […]

Bitten (II of IV)

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Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1) A wolf's-eye view I also wish the author had done a bit of research on both logic in particular, and wolf behavior in general. For example, Elena comments more than once about how any truly horrible acts performed by werewolves are emotionally due to their human parts — […]

Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong Originally posted January 2006 Credits: For George, who was nice enough both to lend it to me, and to give me fair warning — and for Lou, who helped me think things through. ;) I was set to really enjoy this story, as I've always […]

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown What's the real Truth? As a friend of mine wrote when commenting on a previous Firestarter, belief in truth demands a commensurate belief in logic and critical thinking, which accepts and permits the growth of knowledge and more truth. Once we do this, we can then accept that […]

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown So how'd we get here? Remember the class I initially mentioned? Well, coupled with it was another one of similar intent, but focused on the New Testament. It was one of the readings of that class which caused me to have a small but fascinated revelation about the […]

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown I've always considered it a crying shame most versions of Christianity are unable to tolerate any challenge to their theoretically monotheistic, hierarchical, all-male trinity. Consequently it does not surprise me in the least to find Mariolatry (or worship of Mary, the "virgin mother" of Christianity) was and still […]

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Originally posted May 2004 Thanks to Don, who was right when he told me I really should read this book! ;-)

The Oxford Study Bible: Revised English Bible with Apocrypha However, one must keep in mind what one is studying. The situation for women may have been either better or worse than is actually shown by the included books of the accepted New Testament. It is a sure bet these books have been either edited or […]

The Oxford Study Bible: Revised English Bible with Apocrypha A quick review of how women's treatment in the early Christian church changed, as the fledgling church moved from 'cult' status to being part of the societal 'status quo.' The evolution of a cultural phenomenon can often be tracked by its response to independent thought, minorities, […]

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