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Formerly of Goodreads, now of both words, in the coming times only here?

Currently reading

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality - Donald Miller "Christian spirituality" is slightly redundant; coupled with the adjective "nonreligious", it's absurd.

That's how I feel about Blue Like Jazz - the good parts are things I already know, and the rest is crazy. Donald Miller does his best to appeal to the hippie in us, but I think it's a failed experiment. Sure, it's fun to soliloquize about God while laying in a field and smoking a pipe, but I wanted something deeper than some guy's faux-philosophical musings. I didn't notice a conclusion to Miller's story either - perhaps a better title would have been "Scattered Thoughts On Watered-Down Religion, or (I'm Not A Theologian But I'll Talk About God For A Couple Hundred Pages)".

I can see why Blue Like Jazz would appeal to some people, but it wasn't my cup of (indie, fair-trade herbal) tea.