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Ji FU

fu@millefeuilles.cloud

Joined 10 months, 1 week ago

Trying to find a better way to track books I want to read than a random spreadsheet. I had used readinglog.info which was provided by my local public library until they shut down the program. Luckily, I regularly backed it up via their CSV export. I've used Library Thing for years, but adding books for "To Read" really screwed up a lot of the other features of the website, like recommendations, etc. I really love Free Software & the Fediverse particularly. My primary social media account is on Friendica @fu@libranet.de for now everything I post here is automatically "re-tooted" there.

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Mr. Popper's Penguins (1988, Little, Brown and Co.) 3 stars

The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and …

A childhood favorite

3 stars

I wanted to buy a copy of one of my children favorites. It wasn't quite as entertaining as I remember, but the pictures where better, I was pleasantly surprised to find they were done by Robert Lawson

Common Prayer Pocket Edition (Paperback, 2012, Zondervan) 4 stars

Common Prayer Pocket Edition helps individuals and today's diverse church pray together across traditions and …

A good introduction to an old way of worship for a new millennium

4 stars

Claiborne's common prayer is primarily pointed at introducing the liturgy to evangelicals. Evangelicals traditionally have been weary of anything traditional, religious, or repeadative, but with today's western "church" leaving more questions than answers geared towards making seekers feel welcome rather than challenging believers, many young endangering are looking to the past to improve their future. Common Prayer is based, in part, on the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, but it's been "updated" to remove the barrier of the three year cycle to a more digestable one year. It ads to the daily liturgy some modern readings about MLK, Ghandi, Sojourner Truth, and others that can inspire Christians of today. Its designed to be used in communion with other belivers, such as in the radical monestosem that Shane is known for.

Most of the contents is absolutely available free of charge on their website commonprayer.net but it's so much better to …

Common Prayer (Hardcover, 2010, Zondervan) No rating

Common Prayer helps today's diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear …

I finally picked up the full version after struggling through the pocket edition for years. Though you still need a Bible to go along with and the included "hymnal" is still incomplete.

Mr. Popper's Penguins (1988, Little, Brown and Co.) 3 stars

The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and …

I first read this book over 30 years ago. My brother got it for me at Christmastime, so I'm going to see if it was as good as I remember. Already impressed as I hadn't known the few illustrations had been drawn by Robert Lawson, my favorite author.