Why It’s Good to Read, but Necessary to Write

The last month has been all over. I attended a major conference, learning the history of Jerusalem that will help my role as a pastor. I visited both my and my wife’s families. My bride and I got away without our insanity of kids. As such, my regular writing schedule has suffered. As in, I’veContinue reading “Why It’s Good to Read, but Necessary to Write”

The Cull

I can’t do it. We have too many books in our household. OK, yes, I know that’s technically impossible. It’s not “too many books,” it’s “not enough shelves.” Except we have two rooms dedicated to nothing but shelves of books, along with several other shelves in each bedroom, the basement, and the living room. We’veContinue reading “The Cull”

Daring to Read a Bestseller…

I’ve rarely been accused of being normal. That shows up in my book choices. If you want to guarantee I won’t read something, tell me it’s a New York Times bestseller. I don’t know why. The book might be awesome, but the second I hear that it’s a bestseller on one of those big lists,Continue reading “Daring to Read a Bestseller…”

Year of Books 2020: The Best

Every year from July 4 to July 3, I set aside anything I read so I can gaze upon the shelf of things I’ve read. And every year I do a little write-up on what I’ve read. Today, I’m presenting pellet reviews of my favorites. I’ve broken down two different top lists. First are theContinue reading “Year of Books 2020: The Best”

Achievement Unlocked: Bookcation!

The bookcation hath succeeded! Kind of! In past years, we’d often explore many multiple bookshops and come home with boxes upon boxes of books. We decided to do something different this time around: One shop, load up, but then spend the bulk of the remaining time simply reading. That said, I found some stuff IContinue reading “Achievement Unlocked: Bookcation!”