Thursday, April 24, 2008
Helen tagged me for a "what are you reading" meme. Luckily I am reading an actual book - print on paper - for a change. Usually I do books on CD as I have a 2 hour drive to church on Sundays and 2 hours home. On the way over it is perfect timing for NPR and Leane Hansen - always good for last minute bits for a sermon!
The last book I "read" on the drive was Three Cups of Tea - about Greg Mortenson and his school building projects in Asia. Now I have a a Sharon McCrumb that I bought on sale (probably because it is on tape and most cars don't have tape players anymore).
Back to my holding a book in my hands reading -- it is the latest Nevada Barr - Winter Study - set on Isle Royale or as the park service calls it ISRO. It is her usual mystery interspersed with death defying moments for Anna Pigeon - ranger. Now married to an Episcopal priest who is also a sheriff in Natchez MS - in addition to wrestling with bad guys - she wrestles with whether or not she believes in God. Nevada Barr's book Seeking Enlightment Hat by Hat is her real autobiographical spiritual search that takes her into the Episcopal Church.
Most of my reading is online these days. There is such a wealth of resources. Prepping for sermons or reading for Education for Ministry as I mentor 2 online groups and train mentors for the program takes up other reading time.
And for the rest of the meme - here are sentences 6-8 of p. 123
"Without fear to burn away the dross and transform it from baser metal, bravery was merely stupidity or poor impulse control. 'They should hold,' he said and held up the three chains attached to each other by the steel-jawed traps. It would work, Anna told herself."
Tagging Kristin, Grandmere Mimi, Eileen, and Lindy if they feel like playing -- or you can play and tell me.