Thursday, January 15, 2009

Book order

I broke down and ordered some books today. I have soooooooooooo stinking many books on my "to read" pile already; and I wanted to actually cut down on the number of books I read this year. I know that sounds silly, but it seems like I'm not getting as much value out of books when I just read through them and move on to another one. I would like to let them simmer for awhile. But I probably won't.

Anyway, the books I ordered today were:
I was not planning to read The Shack, because of its popularity (which is a stupid reason, I know). But I have to admit I've been curious. And daughter Carrie has it, and I thought about borrowing it from her, but our family is funny about books. We like to KEEP them for some odd reason. Plus I mark mine up pretty good. So I ordered my own.

I have wanted to read Surprised By Hope since it came out, but just never got around to it. I see it was among the top books on many people's 'top books of the year' lists, so...

I don't really know what it is about The Blue Parakeet that attracts me. For one thing, I have REALLY liked all of Scot's books that I have read to date. Must be that northern Illinois 'way'. I like how he writes and he's just real easy for me to understand (compared to some). So I'm looking forward to it.

I was also going to get Klyne Snodgrass's Stories With Intent, but that sucker is 30 bucks. Someday maybe.

6 comments:

Jim said...

I understand about the keeping books thing - it's a disease in our house, too (I don't know who has it worse, considering my wife has textbooks NOT FROM HER MAJOR from college 20 years ago!)

The Stories With Intent book is available on books.google.com.

Carrie Jade said...

I would have let you borrow my book but it's pretty marked up and I think Drew has it, or maybe Bren, or maybe...??? Also, I have a feeling you'd just go out and buy it anyway.

If I had a dollar for every book I've borrow and then gone out to buy I'd be a rich chick. Amazon.com used books save my life :)

Jim said...

William Young had a good interview on the 12/5/08 edition of the Catalyst Podcast. Worth a listen I think. I haven't read the book yet, but after all the controversy it was good to hear what he had to say about it.

dan h. said...

Thanks for the info, folks. It's always nice to know I'm not alone. :)

Tammie said...

The Blue Parakeet is on my list. I heard Scot McKnight talk about it at the National Youth Workers Convention and have been curious about digging into it more. Let us know how it goes.

dan h. said...

Yes! That's why I wanted it. I heard Scot talk about it at Ritz lectures. Thanks for the memory jog.