Friday, March 4, 2011

What I've Been Reading...

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, by Mark A. Noll
I'm not quite finished with this one- but it's been fantastic.

Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
Absolutely had to drag myself through this one.  I see that there is one redeeming quality in those two awful people, and it's their love for one another, and that should be beautiful, but, that didn't cut it for me.  Peace out, Wuthering Heights.  Thankfully you were a mere $.95 for Kindle.

The Prodigal God, by Timothy Keller
I'm reading this again with someone else- is it possible?  It's even better the second time around.

Harry Potter, Books 1-7, by J.K. Rowling
"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest." - C.S. Lewis

Phenomenal.  These will remain one of the most excellent series of fiction books I will ever read.  I can't believe it took me so long to think of reading them (and read them I did, in just under 2 weeks).  Jim is following me, a book and a half behind.  For several nights, we sat together in bed, or in the living room with chairs shoved together, totally engrossed in the world of Harry Potter- it reminded me fresh what it is to be a kid again, all wrapped up in an amazing story (and yet it is so very good for adults to read), and what a special thing it is to be married to my best friend, enjoying simple things like this together.

The Diary of an Old Soul, by George MacDonald
I haven't read anything of MacDonald's for a couple of years.  I decided, rather than one of his novels, to just go back to some poetry.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I love that you said that about Wuthering Heights. Makes me feel better! I read it this year and felt the same. I was depressed by it. I wanted to see the beauty of their love, even in the midst of their depravity, but I couldn't. I longed for stories of honor and virtue and constancy after dragging myself through that one :)
You may just talk me into the Harry Potter books - we shall see!