Monday, January 08, 2007

Book List for 2007

I debated how exactly to publish this. I thought about doing the standard reading list, but that sounded a lot like a resolution.

So I decided to go a different route. Instead of putting all the books I plan to read this year, I'm going to list books I am reading, along with progress reports throughout the year.

Stop back by to see updates.

January 2006

The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis

We started reading this book last Saturday and read 50 pages. Wow! It's the first "real" book I've read out loud to them. Tried to read in the evenings, but that didn't go quite as well. Obviously, a bigger block of time is needed (without the little kids around to distract).

Baptism Fullness by John R. W. Stott

Looks like this will be on my reading list. We've started a sermon series on Acts at church, and next week we'll be talking about the "baptism of the Holy Spirit." The elders have asked homegroup leaders to read this book in case anyone has questions.

I've gotten as far as the Preface and Introduction, and it seems like it will be good.


Anonymous said...

I think this is a great idea.

bluecollar said...

Happy readin'

Anonymous said...

Ooh good start. Are you going to do the whole series?

Gummby said...

That's the plan. I started reading it out loud to the kids--it's only the first or second time we've done any real books out loud.

I wasn't sure it would keep their interest, but we finished 50 pages yesterday afternoon, so I guess it did.

BTW--I may be able to help you out with the Shaeffer trilogy book.

Patrick Chan said...

Nooo! You must start with the LW&W!

Sorry, that's just my humble opinion. :-)

But to be honest, if I remember correctly, I believe even CSL said he didn't really care which order one read his Narnia tales.

Patrick Chan said...

Ah, here's the quote:

"I think I agree with your order {i.e. chronological} for reading the books more than with your mother's. The series was not planned beforehand as she thinks. When I wrote The Lion I did not know I was going to write any more. Then I wrote P. Caspian as a sequel and still didn't think there would be any more, and when I had done The Voyage I felt quite sure it would be the last. But I found as I was wrong. So perhaps it does not matter very much in which order anyone read them. I'm not even sure that all the others were written in the same order in which they were published."

-- CSL, Letters to Children

Patrick Chan said...

Hm, I feel as though I've suddenly (and sadly) become a "Trekkie" over Narnia -- in the decidedly negative sense of the term. Sorry about that, Matt!