God Bless the kindle. I have never really been a reader, but in the past few years I seem to reading more and more, more so when I travel. My kindle has barely been put to good use since my last overseas visit in January, but I am so glad to have it with me, its a little piece of comfort, of familiarity, of home.
So my reading is spread over a decent range of books (because one is just too simple, I am a typical female, we like to multitask… sometimes too much). So what am I reading, well…
The Diary if a Young Girl – Anne Frank – Thanks Shirley for this recommendation, easy, humorous and light but something that stirs thoughts and emotions.
A year with C. S. Lewis – C. S. Lewis – I started these daily reading in Pakistan and they set me up for the day, an automatic routine, and a nice one to get back into.
The Irresistible Revolution – Shane Claiborne – So most people I know have read this recently so I thought I would see what the hype is about… oh yeh, not bad, gets me thinking, I can’t say anything oober awesome about it yet (maybe when I have finished it), it is definitely a decent read and is stirring up some contemplative thoughts.
James: The MacArthur New Testament Commentary – John MacArthur – Ok, I love the book of James (happens to be my favourite New Testament book), and John MacArthur, well I don’t need to go into how awesome he writes, conveys information and hits the theological spot (if you don’t know him, google… NOW). I am one of those people who don’t get their Bible out on a daily basis, something that needs to change, I read this in Pakistan and didn’t get too far, but was convicted to get through it and divulge into the book of James again, such a good move.
Books I have started but haven’t picked them up since New Zealand
The boy in the striped pyjamas – John Boyne – I started this book a month back, one of my colleges at work recommended it to me especially because the movie played with my mind so much, the book would go further, and hopefully give a different insight. It is a very easy read and I am really looking forward to seeing how the characters develop.
Out of Oz: The final volume in the wicked years – Gregory Maquire – Ok most of you know I love the Wicked series, this is the fourth and final (Wicked, Son of a witch, A lion among men and Out of Oz, the first three are a definite read, warning Wicked has some X rated sections and can be gruesome at times). I started this book last year, and it is just dragging, I am 37% of the way through (thank you helpful kindle) and this particular section of the book just won’t end, there is only so much one can handle of “desert” like wandering. The first part was amazing, dragons, munchkins uprising, and then the fleeing and wandering in the wilderness. I will somehow gather the strength to get through this section, but for now I am happy to give my sanity some peace.
I have not forgotten about book club, 1984 by George Orwell is yet to be started but should be completed by my flight back to New Zealand
Looking at this list I guess I like to read.