Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Five: Read Any Good Books Lately?

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? Like Cathy, I was also struck by Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Sure, some parts were better than others, but it made me aware that I could easily make better food choices for myself and my family that could affect the whole earth in a positive way.

  2. What is one of your favorite childhood books? I loved the Little Miss and Mister books by Roger Hargreaves. They were so funny and delightful. Now I love sharing them with my little one.

  3. Do you have a favorite book of the Bible? Do tell! I love Jonah. It's such a great story. It's got action, adventure, drama, and a happy ending. What more could you want!

  4. What is one book you could read again and again? Ok, ok, I'm picking two. I can't decide. I love both Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, and Daphne DuMaurier's Frenchman's Creek. (Really about anything by DuMaurier is good. Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, My Cousin Rachel...)

  5. Is there a book you would suggest for Lenten reading? What is it and why? I enjoy Ann Weems poetry and every Lent I pick up Kneeling in Jerusalem again. It puts me in the contemplative and repentant spirit that I hope to maintain for the season, yet brings a bright spot to it as well.

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? I honestly have no idea. A book of sermons, a book on parenting, oh, I know! A book of knitting patterns I've created. Except that I haven't created any yet... maybe someday. And I'd have P help me design them... he wants to have knitting patterns for outdoorsmen like hiking socks and extra warm gloves. I'd want knitting goddesses to extol my knitting genius, like Amy Singer and Stephanie Pearl McPhee.


Sally said...

Great play- I will have to look out for that Barbara Kingslover book.

RevAnne said...

My husband and I are big Mockingbird fans. He grew up in AL, and we love the first few pages, setting the scene so well we can smell the powder and feel the damp heat.

RevHRod said...

It's okay to have more than one favorite. ;-) I love Harper Lee's use of language. And I had forgotten about DuMaurier. Good stuff! Thanks!

Rev Scott said...

Good play!

Loved Rebecca - haunting. I never heard of the Miss & Mister books - we'll have to look for them for our little ones.

I always thought Jonah had a happy ending - "and many cattle." How is that not funny? ;-)

Jan said...

I like the knitting goddesses praising your knitting! I don't knit. My mother did, and now my 18 year old daughter has taught herself to knit.

I'm going to try to find the "Holiness" book. I keep thinking I read another "Holiness" book long ago by someone else, but I can't remember.

Ruby said...

Jonah is my favorite, too. I thought I was the only one!

Songbird said...

Ah, Rebecca! I'm due to re-read that one!

Teri said...

love the little miss and mister man books/tapes!! I was trying to explain these to someone a little while ago and they didn't know what I was talking about. Naturally I directed them here to learn all about it....

I got Little Miss Bossy pajama pants last summer. I love them, and I always make sure to wear them to lock-ins and youth retreats. :-)