Books Read & Reviewed:
I have one review for you this week. Ms Armstrong is fast becoming a favourite author and this book is one of the most scholarly I’ve ever made it through. I’d recommend it to anyone with an interest in religion.
- Karen Armstrong – The Bible – 2011/003
I’ve pulled in my horns somewhat this week with only two acquisitions. But it won’t last!
- Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities – Kindle
- St Augustine – Confessions – Kindle
In an effort to spend more time doing what I love (as opposed to playing on FaceBook!) I’ve written myself a new schedule. It has slots for studying, Bible study, writing and reading (books, magazines, newspapers). Of course, there’s also some free time in there and I’m likely to use that for reading books whenever possible! I only have one hour a day formally dedicated to books though so I’m going to abandon writing a list until I’m done studying for the summer (this will buy me three more dedicated book hours). Instead, I’ll give you a little summary of what I’m hoping to achieve book-wise and let you know how I got on in the following week’s It’s Monday! post.
I remain determined to finish Sons and Lovers. I’m just over 70% of the way through (and I love how my Kindle tells me this in an objective manner). I hope to finish it this week as I really would like to move on to reading something I’ll enjoy! Usually I’d have abandoned something so awful by now (it’s just dark, dark, dark with added gloom) but my stubborn streak is keeping me going. I’m actually feeling rather disappointed that I don’t like it as I really like the Lawrence poetry I’ve been studying.
After Sons and Lovers it’ll be some more Karen Armstrong, I think, with her Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. I’m expecting a lighter (but no less scholarly) read and am sure she won’t let me down.
What are you reading this week?
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