This has become a staple in my life. I actually have two copies — one that I keep on my desk and one that I keep at home. The short daily readings speak to my heart, to my station in life, to my tired soul. It is a necessary part of my daily routine.
Timing is everything. I’m rereading the last HP book before the movie comes out on July 15th. Although it is long, it is not hard to read so I should get done in plenty of time. Discuss the pros and cons of HP all you want, but I’ve found the series to be a wonderfully clever story of good vs evil. Yes, there is magic but there is magic in Narnia and Middle Earth, so don’t use that line of reasoning with me.
How have I not found The Eyre Affair before now? This is actually a series of books featuring the a British heroine named Thursday Next. Clever, clever, clever and full of Britishisms and literary references that any Anglophile book lover would enjoy. In the first book, Ms. Next travels into Jane Eyre to solve a crime. In the second, Lost in a Good Book (which is the one I’m actually reading at the moment) she has to learn to navigate between books. It’s rich, rich stuff, I tell you. Kind of a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for Brit Lit lovers.
I’ve felt very unproductive at work lately; like I’m getting the basics done, but excelling at nothing. Part of that is because I’m stretched too thinly between home and work, but I still need to find a way to move through this malaise I’ve been in. Michael Hyatt, former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing, recommended this book a while back and it has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while. This summer I am committing to read it through, hoping to find something that will encourage me.
What are you reading?