Sunday, July 17, 2005

Losing things...

I lost the last post...I'll try to remember them all! I've been doing a bad job of keeping track, but here goes. In the last day, I've read over 1000 pages. That would mostly be the job of:
1. the new Harry Potter book, which I had to devour in about 5 straight hours, it being Brooke's birthday present and she was taking it off to camp with her. It was worth the marathon!
2. Gutter, by Craig Gross, one of the founders of Great site, cool missions minded Christians. I'll be passing this one along to friends.
3. Teaching as a Subversive Activity, by Postman and Weingartner. This book is a shocker. Will for sure be buying a copy for myself!
4. The Subversion of Christianity, Jacques Ellul. Another wow.
5. The Politics of Jesus, by Yoder. Another great one.
6. Cheaper by the Dozen, Frank Gilbreth, Jr, and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
7. Parnassus on Wheels, by Christopher Morley
8. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by the same
9. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
10. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
11 and 12 were Lindsey Davis mysteries
13. The Marriage of Meggotta, by Edith Pargeter/Ellis Peters (?)
14. Upside Down, by Eduardo Galeano. Psycho, but interesting. I'm not sure if it's the translation or just the pace or his intention to make the reader feel like they're on a rollercoaster...
15. Prep, by ? . Scary, sick teen novel about upper-class gangs. I borrowed it from my 16 year old sister. I'm not sure she liked it either.
16. Desert Flower, Waris Dirie.
17. 36 Children, Herbert Kohl
18. Holidays on Ice, David Sedaris

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Another Week's Worth

Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Life is so Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
If God is Love by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland
The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
It's the Little Things by Lena Williams

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Most Recent

Since May...

1. A Life of Jesus, by Shusaku Endo

2. Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Asar Nafisi
I can't recommend this book enough. I'd originally picked it up while browsing in a bookstore and then found it at the library. It's one of those you keep trying to highlight, finally give up, and just dogear the pages...before going out and buying your own copy. Amazing story about the power of literature and life in an oppressive and illogical regime.

3. The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn, by Janis Hallowell
What if someone you knew thought they were carrying the Messiah...?

4. About a Boy, by Nick Hornby
I laughed and laughed and totally enjoyed myself. So did my sister, who stole the book before I managed to start on it!

5. The Gifts of the Jews, by Thomas Cahill

6. Real Sex, by Lauren Winner
The best book on sex and marriage and chastity that is out there in the modern Christian market. She is solid, free of useless cliches, and refreshingly honest. I've been recommending it to everyone I know. I even bought it at full price because I couldn't wait for Amazon to send it to me!