Thursday, September 30
I have a humongous Amazon wishlist and it just keeps growing. When I get a good book recommendation I start following trails and add several items to my wishlist in one sitting. I don't want to own all these books, it's just my running list of what I would like to read. Because I feel like I'm in a bit of a growing season right now I know the list will only get bigger if I don't actually get to it.
I can't afford to go buy 81 books so I used my local library and they came through with four books from my list on my very first try. I love that place. So, here's what's on my list to get through before Christmas:
In addition to these there's a little one in there about a doing a coming of age birthday for my son. This idea has been in the works since before he was born and it's already getting close. (!) There will also be a couple of marriage books in there in preparation for a retreat we'll be leading in the spring. i.e. this list is not exhaustive.
I just finished Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship last night. Most of it, that is. I started gasping for air in the final section and skimmed much of it. I did find the last chapter to be interesting enough, so I feel like I finished well.
I've already started making a list of what I want to read next summer (that theme will be forthcoming). In fact I think I woke up today making various lists in my head. Enough with the list making. On with the list-doing.