August 12th, 2015

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Book 87

黒執事 [Kuroshitsuji] XX (Black Butler, #20)黒執事 [Kuroshitsuji] XX by Yana Toboso

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As usual I had mixed feelings about this one. Finny has grown a lot on this arc, maybe more than anyone. Oscar, too, worked well. Ciel's sudden break down, his inner battle and recovery was a bit muddy and something of a let down. I will say Sebastian letting his inner demon out to play was gorgeously rendered.

The witch arc had some unexpected twists. I liked those. That was worth it.

I'm still not sure what the queen's horseman is all about. He does things that suggest a great deal of magic is involved.

I'll assume the witch arc will wrap up next time. Maybe not happily ever after either for her.

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Book #35: Stars in God's Sky by Faith Cook

Number of pages: 160

This book contains several short biographies of Christians from various periods of history.

I remember being unsettled when I saw that this only got 2 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, but based on the fact that this was the opinion of one person, I didn't let myself be put off. I quite enjoyed this book, although there was a lot of tragedy and suffering involved in the stories, which reminded me how I shouldn't expect the Christian life to be easy.

I enjoyed each of the stories, with the most memorable being about how John Gifford was saved from being hanged, and he dedicated the rest of his life to God.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to others.

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