The Goblet of Fire (#9/50)

Book version: “Did you put your name into the Goblet of Fire, Harry?” he [Dumbledore] asked calmly.


The movies generally did a good job following the books, but this scene…just…ugh. Anyway, loved this book – as I do the entire series – so without further ado, here is the next selection for my Fifty Book Challenge:

Title – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author – J.K. Rowling

Page count – 734

**Major spoilers for this installment!! Don’t read ahead if you haven’t read the book!** Continue reading “The Goblet of Fire (#9/50)”


The Prisoner of Azkaban (#8/50)

Harry Potter books are like Lays potato chips. You can’t read just one. I’m going to continue with the strategy of reading two books at a time because I’ve found that alternating actually helps keep my attention and finish the books faster. Sometimes, it takes me a long time to finish a book because I’m just not in the mood for it, but if I have more than one option to choose from at any given time… Anyway, we’ll see how that strategy works for the remainder of the series (Just four more to go!).

Title – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author – J.K. Rowling

Page count – 435


**Minor spoilers for the third HP book and background information from previous books** Continue reading “The Prisoner of Azkaban (#8/50)”

Quest for the Living God (#7/50)

This dense, slow-going read was totally worth the time it took to wade through! The student in me wanted desperately to get out color-coded highlighters and sticky notes to start outlining a research paper.

The one major criticism I have is that the last chapter on the Trinity could have been cut for time. Not that it wasn’t interesting on its own (assuming you enjoy delving into discussion of the nebulous concept of “three persons, one God”), but Johnson’s linking the chapter’s thesis to the rest of the book didn’t quite fit for me. The rest of the book, however, was academic yet relatable and engaging, and so very, very relevant to our current politically-charged, religiously-divisive culture.

Title – Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God

Author – Elizabeth A. Johnson

Page count – 228

This book is divided into ten chapters: the first being an introduction to Continue reading “Quest for the Living God (#7/50)”