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Books


ON MY NIGHTSTAND

  • Morning and Evening, by C.H. Spurgeon.  Daily devotionals that I find provide the perfect balance of uplifting/convicting.  If I manage to read both and have time for reflection, I’m guaranteed a good day and a great night’s sleep.
  • ESV Study Bible (a literal translation which seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer, while taking into account differences of grammar, syntax, and idiom between current literary English and the original languages.)
  • The Autobiography of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain. I have finally found a book that doesn’t translate well to my Nook. This might be because I love to study the pictures, or may be because I like to flip back and forth quite a bit. Probably the biggest reason, however, is that when I’m reading a tome of that size I like to feel the progress I’m making with every turn of the page. [Yep - it's still sitting on my nightstand.]

 

ON MY NOOK

  • The Washington Times. Delivered Monday through Friday, giving me a glimpse beyond the four walls of my home and the immediate happenings of Dallas. Right now I’m only actually reading this once or twice a week.
  • Angry Birds – Seasons. Triple yay!!
  • Reason magazine’s newest issue.

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

  • The entire MYTH series, by Robert Aspirin. The hilarious adventures of Skeeve and Aahz was as good this time as it was the first time I read it, well over 15 years ago.
  • North and South, by Frances Burney. Whenever I’m in the mood for an old-fashioned, snowy-white romance, I pull out a Fanny Burney novel.  If you look hard enough, you can often see the rudimentary beginnings of a misunderstood Darcy in some of her novels.