New Books

I had a couple of books arrive yesterday that I'm most keen to read.  One isn't on Audible yet, and the other has a narrator that bothers me to no end, so... paper it is.  Not that there's ever a problem with that. One of the side effects of going to Scarborough every year is that … Continue reading New Books

Henry V

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. … Continue reading Henry V

Richard II

“For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings; How some have been deposed; some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples … Continue reading Richard II

Verily, Verily: The KJV – 400 Years of Influence and Beauty by Jon Sweeny

For those not already in the know, I am not a Christian, nor am I in any danger of becoming one.  So why this book?  A fair question.  I have a variety of reasons.  First and foremost, it's because I recognize the cultural impact of the KJV.  While other translations of The Bible continually outsell … Continue reading Verily, Verily: The KJV – 400 Years of Influence and Beauty by Jon Sweeny