Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday Five

I've just joined a book group, so this is so appropriate!

This week, then, a Summer Reading Friday Five.

1) Do you think of summer as a particularly good season for reading? Why or why not?

I lived for a long time in Cleveland, Oh, so summer was a time to be outdoors. Reading was a winter activity. Snuggling up with a good book during a blizzard--what could be better! Now, I have gardening to do, so reading gets short shrift in the summer, in hot, humid Memphis.

2) Have you ever fallen asleep reading on the beach?
Not a beach sitter/reader, so no. I don't think I've sat on the beach in 30 years.

3) Can you recall a favorite childhood book read in the summertime?

Shoot, I can't remember childhood. Actually, when I was small, I read the Boxcar children books and then Nancy Drew. I remember being about 12 and reading the intro to Hawaii (Michener) in Life or Look and wanting to check it out of the library to read. The librarian (a cousin of mine) said I was too young to read it. I told her I was going to read it anyway.
4) Do you have a favorite genre for light or relaxing reading?
Female dectective novels. Nancy Drew grown up.

5) What is the next book on your reading list?

My next book will be a ways off. I'm reading Saving Paradise by Rita Nakishima Brock. She and her coauthor discovered that there is no art depecting the crucifixion prior to about 900. The book is an exploration of salvation in the early church. The dominant motif they discovered is Paradise, both as a present reality and as the future hope.

Kay Warren (Rick's wife) new book is on it's way from Amazon. I'm hoping to use it as a sermon story for one of the parables in July. I've got a stack of books lying around and a bunch for my Sony eReader for an upcoming trip. The eReader books include the latest James Bond, the first novel by Ian Rankin in the Inspector Rebus series which was just recommended to me. I've also got the latest Sue Grafton.

7 comments:

Mrs. M said...

I loved the Boxcar Children. *sigh*

Which female detectives do you like?

Songbird said...

The Brock book sounds fascinating, I'll have to look into it!

Diane said...

interesting "next book". I read one of Rita Nakashima Brock's earlier books: a LOT of underlining. She spoke at a child advocacy event I attended while in seminary.

Joan Calvin said...

Mrs. M , I love Sue Grafton and Marcia Mueller. I read some JA Jance, though one of her Arizona books put me off that I've given her up temporarily. I get a kick out of the Elizabeth Peters/Amanda ?? series. I haven't read that much Janet Evanovich. The numbered series didn't grab me, but the MotorMouth and the next one did (of course MotorMouth takes place near where I grew up and even mentions the small town I grew up in.) I also like Julia Spencer Fleming (Fleming Spencer??)

Jan said...

"Saving Paradise" sounds interesting.

I remember reading Nancy Drew, but I found the Hardy Boys more interesting way back then.

She Rev said...

LOVED the Boxcar children and still have my original hard back. I can't wait to read it with my daughter, now 3 years old. I hope she loves it. I will be disappointed if she doesn't. In fact I worry that she won't like any of the books I liked and I feel like I've been waiting to share them with her for 20 years, before she was here to share them!

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