Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday Five from RevGalBlogPals

Friday Five: Read any good books lately?

as posted by RevHRod

The website promoting this piece of art says, "For the first time, the worlds most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated”. The shelf is made of reclaimed wood that contains seven religious books. The designers have put them – literally – on the same level.

Well, pish posh! I think that some books ARE better than others! How about you?

  1. What book have you read in the last six months that has really stayed with you? Why? In the last six months, it probably is WinterSong which has writings from Madeline L'Engle and Lucy Shaw.

  2. What is one of your favorite childhood books? I loved The Secret Garden because my dad read it aloud to me, complete with voices and accents for the characters. I loved his version of Colin.

  3. Do you have a favorite book of the Bible? Do tell! Either John or Philippians because those are the two books that I have worked on in Greek so I think I know something about them on a more intimate level. (I probably don't really so there are not any illusions of grandeur here.)

  4. What is one book you could read again and again? I don't read many books over and over but I could reread the Dragonriders of Pern and The Crosswicks Journals.

  5. Is there a book you would suggest for Lenten reading? What is it and why? Fortunately for me, but unfortunately for you, my Lenten reading will be focused on Advanced Quantitative Research Methods and the reading that goes with it. My last doctorate course before comps/dissertation! That small fact adds much more excitement than the actual content would warrant.

And because we all love bonus questions, if you were going to publish a book what would it be? Who would you want to write the jacket cover blurb expounding on your talent?


RevHRod said...

Your Lenten reading is way too deep for me! ;-)

What a wonderful memory of your dad. Thanks for playing

Michelle said...

Ah...I remember the Pern books, I read an excerpt from the first in the series, lost the source and in pre-Google days had to wait on serendipity to find it again!

I think your Lenten reading sounds sufficiently penitential to qualify...been there, done that!

Good luck with it all...

Jan said...

That is a very nice memory of your dad. My dad never read to me; only my mother.

I can tell you like Madeleine L'Engle. Me, too.

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