I totally get on author kicks. Do you? I pretty much am guaranteed to read anything by Tim Keller these days for instance (or haven’t you noticed?) And Jane Austen… you know if she ever puts out another one, I’ll be all over it. Too bad I’ll have to wait for heaven for that one. I’m not positive but I think I’m pretty sure that people will still be writing novels in heaven. But maybe then there will be no such thing as writer’s block. Or query letters or editors. (Sorry editors… maybe you can become authors too in heaven!?) And all stories will point to the ultimate story. I don’t know… I could be wrong.
So I’m on a dual kick right now of Tim Keller and Susan Wise Bauer. The other day I took advantage (again) of the 30% off sale at our local big box book store and bought he History of the Ancient World. (I linked to half.com there because I’m all about finding you the best deals.) So I bought this book for myself. But lo and behold, I am having to fight my 8 year old for it. He took it up the day we brought it home and so far is two chapters ahead of me! He has probably outread me this year by about 1,000 pages. I am determined to beat him this year. Shhh… He doesn’t know that I’m using him as a pacer.
So far I love this book. It’s very well written and I always love SWB’s writing style. She is very personable and witty. I really like an author’s personality to make its way through the pages of their book and hers shines through without any kind of blearing of the facts in her book.
Get it. Read it. Learn.
I am also now waiting on this one and plan on hopefully reading every recommended book within its pages.
Okay and I’m waiting for this one too if you want to know the whole truth. It looks like something I won’t be able to put down.
What are you reading right now? Or looking forward to reading? I don’t know what did it but for years (I think it was Early Motherhood Inability to Hold a Complete Thought for Longer than 5 Seconds Syndrome) I had a very hard time reading a real live book. I couldn’t read anything longer than your typical Twitter update blog post. But in the past year my brain has begun to emerge from the diaper-fume induced paralysis it had to endure for so many years and I am finally back in the world of readers of books with plot and/or requiring thought and it’s a truly lovely place to be now that I’ve rediscovered it. I think it’s maybe kinda sorta just a little something like Eden… We won’t fully appreciate what it was until we are allowed back in.