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January Book Club: The Plague.

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January Book Club: The Plague.

Tommy Engstrom

“I know that man is capable of great deeds.
But if he isn't capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.” 

New Year. New month. New Tommy. New book to read. 

In recents months I have been incredibly passive when it came to reading - newspapers, magazines, books, blogs - no matter what the medium, I have not been reading as much as I would like. And it pains me. For someone that writes for two websites, longs to be a writer one day, I should be reading every chance I get. Time and time again I am told that one of the best ways to perfect your craft is to take in from others. So I want to be a writer? Well, frankly, I should be reading everything, trying to learn from those that have gone before me. 

So with this new month, and new year, I am praying that I can sink my teeth into one book per month. This passed weekend I did a deep cleaning of my apartment. As I looked and the countless books on the shelves, I realized that there are many that I have yet to read. 

The Plague.

From the time that I read The Stranger in high school, Albert Camus has been one of my favorite authors. Seeing this unread book sitting on my shelf, I knew that it would be a great way to start off my new year of reading. I encourage you to pick up a copy and read along with me. 

Tommy.

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Erik's Review of Crazy Love by Francis Chan:

"Crazy Love is the absolute love story of God and man. Most books encourage and create hope in our minds, but shortly leave us like the mist. Chan's words left an impact of longing and desire to act. It is rare to find a book that compels an individual to take action. Most leave reader's content in their lounge chair. I'm feeling energized to love!"