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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Book Reading Goal : Week 29

It has been a long while since we updated the book reading goal. That of course does not mean that I have not been reading! Quite the opposite, with the kindle, I am now reading more than before! Only problem is that there's too much to read! Plus free Kindle books continue to be a huge draw - particularly in the area of Christian literature (a top priority read). 

Given the huge gap between the updates, this week's updates will be more of a dump than meaningful appraisal of the books. We have of course recently reviewed Charles Kenny's Getting Better. An important read to restore optimism. 

I recently threw in a book of fiction which I found fascinating - the House by Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker. I think this is the first time I have read a supernatural thriller with hauntings and all the rest. I thought the book was interesting but struggled a bit with the deeper narrative and some use of the metaphors. Reading such books are vital for me because they enlarge the imagination - an important asset in life!

I have long been fascinated with the life of  the early church fathers such  as Augustine of Hippo, but the absence of modern translations inhibits reading their writings. I was quite pleased when I found a Kindle version of "Confessions of St Augustine".  For now I am pausing on Augustine until I read more commentary by Wolterstorff on Augustianian perspectives on justice before I turn back to his writing. Speaking of justice, I have now lined up Basil the Great's important book "On Social Justice" for reading later this month. Other books, I have read includes the The Millennials and Spiritual Disciplines for a Christian Life

What is missing from the above list are Zambian related books. The increased use of Kindle poses a challenge in this area, but we are fortunate that authors are increasingly making their books available to us for detailed reviews.  Also grateful for guest reviewers as we recently experienced earlier this month with the review of Butterfly Heart. A book now on my reading list this weekend!  

So 23 weeks to go, 30 books to read! How the year runs quickly! Time to get reading! 

Books Read So Far : 20 books
Remaining Books to Achieve Target : 30 books
Weeks Remaining to Achieve Annual Target : 23 weeks

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