So I decided that it would be fun to put up a current and recent reading list.
After graduation from a Bible college and having read text books for the last four years of my life I decided to take a bit of a journey and read some stuff that I hadn't had time for in the past four years.
To start off the summer I went through a spy novel stint where I read several of the splinter cell novels that sport Tom Clancy's name on the front, but are not actually written by Tom Clancy. I’m not sure if this is common knowledge and I just missed the memo but very few of the Clancy books on your local bookstore’s shelves are actually written by the man himself. I’m still not sure how I feel about being deceived into purchasing a book with a famous authors name on the front, only to find out it's written by some random no-name guy trying to sell books. I give the Splinter cell series a solid C. They are entertaining but average, nothing spectacular.
After Wicked I read about 150 pages of “The Brethren” by David Baldichi. It's got a really interesting premise involving the CIA trying to rig a presidential election, but it was too slow and I lost interests. There are a couple of these books that I feel bad rating because I didn't finish them, but if they aren't interesting enough for a full read then they aren't interesting enough for a good grade. C-
After having such a good experience with Dan Brown I tried reading the Davinci Code and while I do feel it is very well written and gripping I'll be honest and say that the bad guy really makes me uncomfortable and after loosing sleep a couple nights in the row thinking that he was coming to get me I gave up on Davinci's code. I’m going to have to go with a C+. It was written well but I just couldn't take the bad guy so... Ya.
Currently I'm reading a book called "Prayer and the art of Volkswagen Maintenance" by Donald Miller. ("Blue like Jazz") I like Miller but I don't always agree with him. I feel like he and I usually asks the same questions about life and ministry but I usually come to a completely different answer than he does. I'm looking forward to this book. I'll have to let you know how it turns out. I haven't gotten far enough in to the book yet to grade it but I've enjoyed the first chapter or two.
Hopefully I didn't bore you with my summer reading selections. If there is anyone actually reading this blog I'd love to hear about what else you're reading. Thanks for following.