I had gone through a little bit of a dry spell as far as reading was concerned, but the tide has definitely come back in. I’ve already told you about How The Bible Changed Our Lives (Mostly For The Better), a book of religious satire by Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. From that, I went to Gavin Richardson’s suggestion of The Crowd, The Critic, and the Muse: A Book for Creators, by Michael Gungor. I finished that one today, and it’s terrific, inspiring and thought provoking during a week when I’m questioning (even more than I normally do) my success, self-worth and future prospects.
Just as I was wrapping that up, I got the notice from the library’s Kindle-lending site that Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, by Jon Meacham, was ready for me to download. (For most of the good stuff, there’s a waiting list.) Because I only have that one for a limited time, it jumped to the top of my reading list. I just got through with the preface, and I’m eagerly looking forward to the rest of it.
Meanwhile, I have an old-fashioned paper book to read after that: my North Carolina brother, when he was in for Christmas, loaned me The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy, by Bill Carter, and I can’t wait to get into that. (My brother, despite his career as a web designer, is a Luddite, and proud of it, when it comes to e-readers.)
I’ve also downloaded Where Is God When It Hurts? by Phillip Yancey. I enjoy Yancey, and even though this is one of his classics I’ve never read it. The Kindle edition is being given away, for free, for a limited time in response to the recent school shooting.