Reading is good for you.
Reading is good for you.
"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~C.S. Lewis
Originally Posted by Sticky
Just finished Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. Good fast read, real fast - it took me 2 days. Not as good as Da Vinci Code, but still an entertaining page turner.
I just finished "a Country Doctor's Casebook" by Roger A. Mac Donald M.D. Now I'm starting the sequel "A Country Doctor's Chronicle" They are filled with anecdotal tales of a doctor practicing medicine in the far north of Minnesota from 1948-1980. I bought the books at a silent auction last week benefitting a church camp where I worked during my high school years. The doctor splits his time between Minnesota and La Verne these days, and attends my church (I use that term loosely, since I set foot there for the first time in 10 years last week). I bid on the signed copies thinking I would send them to my uncle who lives in Minnesota. I'm thinking now, I may keep them. Some very thoughtful tales of life in the country. Very quick reads, with short chapters, so easy books to pick up when you have a few minutes. Now, I find my uncle is coming to visit this next weekend. Maybe I'll at least let him read them while he's here.
Wasn't thinking of anything specific
Like in a dream, when someone wakes up and screams
Nothing too very scientific
Just thinking of a series of dreams
I've had money and refinancing on my mind quite a bit lately, so I picked up "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert R Kiyosaki, which was recommended by a friend.
I'm about halfway through it, and it's a pretty interesting read so far. Kinda puts debt and expenses in perspective. Wish I had this available to me while I was in college. I might have sidestepped some of the financial difficulties I put myself into. Definitely something I'll have to re-read when I teach my kids (when I have them) about money and finances.
Finally finished "Rich Dad, Poor Dad". It was an interesting read and might be helpful to any one of you entertaining the thought the investing or just getting a different perspective about the meaning of money. At the very least, it will be thought-provoking.
Still on a bit of a financial kick, so now I'm reading "The Rich and How They Got That Way" by Cynthia Crossen. Appears to be short stories of some of the wealthiest people at different points in history.
Holy Bible - King James Version - Just finished the Book of Esther
Just read Moneyball and really enjoyed it. Will be interesting to see how Depodesta runs the Dodgers front office.
My wife just picked up Disney War for us to read.
I AM THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers
Ok as I noted earlier I started the Lord of the Rings trilogy again (read it in high school). I forgot how much I enjoyed it and what an incredible writer Tolkien was. He was a master of story telling. Here is one simple example:
Now they laid Boromir in the middle of the boat that was to bear him away. The grey hood and elven-cloak they folded and placed beneath his head. They combed his long dark hair and arrayed it upon his shoulders. The golden belt of Lorien gleamed about his waist. His helm they set beside him, and across his lap they laid the cloven horn and the hilts and shards of his sword; beneath his feet they put the swords of his enemies. Then fastening the prow to the stern of the other boat, they drew him out into the water. They rowed sadly along the shore, and turning into the swift-running channel they passed the green sward of Parth Galen. The steep sides of Tol Brandir were glowing: it was now mid-afternoon. As they went south the fume of Rauros rose and shimmered before them, a haze of gold. The rush and thunder of the falls shook the windless air.
Sorrowfully they cast loose the funeral boat: there Boromir lay, restful, peaceful, gliding upon the bosom of the flowing water. The stream took him while they held their own boat back with their paddles. He floated by them, and slowly his boat departed, waning to a dark spot against the goldenlight; and then suddenly it vanished. Rauros roared on unchanging. The River had taken Boromir, son of Denethor, and he was not seen again in Minas Tirith, standing as he used to stand upon the White Tower in the morning. But in Gondor in after-days it long was said that the elven-boat rode the falls and the foaming pool, and bore him down through Osgiliath, and past the many mouths of Anduin, out into the Great Sea at night under the stars.
Aragorn and Legolas go on with a song of tribute to Boromir and Gondor but I think you get the idea of what I am talking about. Tolkien was a true master of his craft. If you are thinking about reading them for the first time or again like me, you won't be sorry. Also sorry if my geekness shows but this is really as good as I remember it being - lol!
Now on to Two Towers and battle of Helms Deep and Shelob ....