Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Post No. 99

Wow. I feel a bit like a posting fiend.

For those of you wondering, the Webmaster of our site DID get in touch with me and tell me they're putting new filters in and will explain how to moderate them this week. WOO HOO!! Maybe we can get the p*rn off our site! (It's just not good to have links to p*rn sites on a university-affiliated newspaper site, you know?)

...And I'm getting my hair cut today! No, not too much, though, I'm too scared, haha!

And I really wish I had something more interesting to post, but I don't because my life, for once, is calm. It was actually so "bad" last night that when Superman and I went to bed, I leaned over and said, "Something is very, very wrong with me."

He was immediately concerned. "What is it?"

"I can't go to sleep," I replied. "I'm worried because I'm not worried about anything."

That's right, people. World-class worrier right here. I'd bring home the gold for the US if it were an Olympic sport.

Superman just stared at me and shook his head.

So, to spiffy up this post a little bit (after all, it is my 99th post), I want to know what books you're reading or want to read right now. Obviously, I'm in a Dekker mode, so nothing else will be read until I finish reading every one of his books, but I do have a list of others that I want to read after I conquer the Dekkers.

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall

I check a lot of books on www.discerningreader.com, especially ones with Christian content, and while Tim Challis did say that this book's theology was a little out of wack, he did say it was a good story to read for the joy of reading stories. And I'm okay with that. Sometimes I just want a good story, and I think this would be a good "beach book," as I like to call them.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
How sad is it that I've never read this book? Sigh...But it is on my list, and it is on my bookshelf, so I WILL read it...sometime.

Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service by Mary Poplin

This is on a list I made a few months back...Haven't bought the book yet, but it looks interesting!

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson

Because he's a literary journalist, and I like literary journalism. If you haven't read Hiroshima by John Hersey, you definitely should!

Your turn!

11 comments:

Rachel said...

A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh Demoss. It's the only thing I have time to read right now.

I really like discerningreader!

Chatty Kelly said...

My 9 yr old is a worrier too. RELAX!

Sara@i.Sass said...

Hmmm, I am fried out at the moment...I went to the library book list in hand...some I got the books, some I could only get the same author because the books were out...I was disappointed in most all of them. I think I'm going to go back and read Harry Potter again, for the 7 time. I just REALLY enjoy those books and Twilight was so good. I'm in a book rut.

misti said...

You KNOW what I'm reading! I'm about to start the 5th Harry Potter.

Jane Eyre is one of my FAVORITES! I love the Bronte sisters.

Brooke said...

next up for me is the pearl by steinbeck. not sure why, but for the last few weeks i'm been into heavier stuff - normally i'm a chick-lit fan.

StephieAnne said...

Thanks for all of the fun comments my way.... I so relate to the worry aspect in my life. I've eluded to it in my posts, and the different ways God has blessed me with healing - but how it is a constant battle.

Reading...hmmm, about to start a book (Christian fiction romance/suspense) called AGAINST ALL ODDS by Irene Hannon. My sister loved it. THE LAST GUARDIAN by Shane Johnson was another book I enjoyed, similar in a way to the Circle Trilogy. I also loved the RELENTLESS trilogy of books - particularly the first one. It's a little "out-there", but, man, so intriguing - quite the ride.

Have a great rest of spring break.

LuAnn said...

I am at a lull with me reading. But I will checl out a few of your suggestions. Thanks

Kelly said...

i'm a worrier and it only got worse when i had my son...God is working on my though!

Susan D said...

I'm currently reading The Shack by William P Young. Blessings, SusanD

Holley said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm so glad Andrea sent you my way.
I just finished reading Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller as you know. It's knock-your-socks-off good. And a bit edgy, just to warn you.
It reminds me a little of Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell, which I loved too. On the back Rob says, "God has spoken and the rest is just commentary...." So true.
I'm about to start "Same Kind of Different as Me" so it was cool to see it here too. Thanks for the fun post!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I have to tell you that you inspired me to go and look for Dekker books at my library. I was hoping to find that series of his that you mentioned earlier, but they didn't have them, so I got Blink of an Eye instead...have you read that one?