Kindle Unlimited Taking on Scribd


The link below is to an article that reports on Amazon’s bid to challenge Scribd with Kindle Unlimited.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/amazon-discounts-kindle-unlimited-to-compete-against-scribd

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2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge


It is that time of year for starting the Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2017. Will you be taking part? I have set my challenge for 70 books in 2017 and I’m off to a good start having read my first book already. I tend to have the odd reading slump throughout a year and last year there was quite a long one of several months, which is really the only threat to my not reaching the target I have set myself – another prolonged slump (otherwise I may have set 100 as the target).

For more visit:
https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/779-want-to-read-more-this-year-join-the-2017-reading-challenge
https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/5493-2017-reading-challenge

Book Review: The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum


I am a big fan of the Jason Bourne movies (the first three anyway). I don’t know what the fourth one (The Bourne Legacy) will be like without Matt Damon, but I’m still keen to see it. So it was having watched the movies that I decided to read the books. Wow, what a massive difference between the movie and the book. There are obvious similarities, but they are quite different from each other just the same.

The Bourne Identity‘The Bourne Identity’ is action all the way and is a great read. It is a book that is always on the go and suspense carries you foward through the book. You want to read on and see what happens to Jason Bourne next. Will
he be able to rise to the next challenge that is thrown in his way, especially given that he is trying to figure it all out as he goes along, as well as trying to figure out just who he himself is – while also seeking to protect a woman he has picked up along the way.

This is the spy book of spy books. It is an action read at the top of its game. Jason Bourne is the master spy relearning his craft as the memory of who he is and what he is returns to him with each thrilling piece of the jig saw that is ‘The Bourne Identity.’ Once you start, you want to keep on reading and as the pace quickens you find yourself seemingly reading with an increased tempo, as you’re right there with Jason Bourne every step of the way.

An excellent first read in the Jason Bourne series. I am very much looking forward to the next volume with great expectancy. I highly recommend this book.

Buy this book at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Bourne-Identity-A-Novel/dp/0553593544/

Website: This is What a Librarian Looks Like


The following link is to a website that posts pictures of librarians. Why? The site says it is to challenge the librarian stereotype one post at a time.

For more, visit:
http://lookslikelibraryscience.com/

‘The Reformers and Their Stepchildren,’ by Leonard Verduin


As readers of this Blog would know, I have been reading ‘The Reformers and Their Stepchildren,’ by Leonard Verduin. I have now completed this book and maintain that this is a book that should be read by all Reformed believers. It is a brilliant treatment of both the Reformers and those who sought a more ‘radical’ reform, in order to bring the church back to that which was modelled on the New Testament example.

Verduin deals with many of the disputed areas between the Reformers and the Stepchildren, and in so doing shows how the Reformers chose to go only so far in their work of reformation and indeed how some chose to back peddle in some areas. As much as I respect many of the Reformers (if not all), I have always been saddened by their refusal to fully reform the church/separate from it, and to set up a church based on the New Testament model, which was something the stepchildren also sought. The Reformers treatment of the stepchildren will always be a blight on their legacy also.

Read this book without being biased either way and allow the truth of the Scriptures to determine the path on which you walk. There is much food for thought in this book and a real challenge for Reformed believers throughout.