What are you reading?

by Berengaria 77 Replies latest jw friends

  • Hortensia

    Bizzybee - I love the luxury of having a lot to read. I like JK Rowling for the same reason, lots of long books, interestingly written, enough to last for days and days.

    It was interesting to reread those books, I noticed I skipped some of the tragedy bits but read every word of the political discussions. I like the long long conversations in the book about the competing political parties during the period when the Brits were leaving India at the end of WWII. I also noticed that the author gives the point of view of many different characters, but not Ronald Merrick. Everything you learn about Ronald Merrick is through the eyes of those around him, but you never see his point of view. Well-written stuff.

  • BizzyBee

    Yes, Hortensia - Merrick was indeed a man of mystery.

  • *lost*

    Blood on the Altar - David A.Reed

    Confessions of a Jehovah's Witness Minister ( not making much headway, on here too much, lol )

    was reading jehovah himself has become king, lol, yup I know...... didn't even finish it.

  • LisaRose

    I am reading "Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World that can't stop Talking". It talks about introverts and how they are under valued because our culture favors extroverts. It made me think of being a dub, I never felt that I fit in. I know most don't enjoy meetings and service, but they were painful to me, I found them draining and uncomfortable. It did seem the meetings were easier for the more extroverted people.

  • LouBelle

    Just got a book: Breakthrough to Enlightenment "Discover the deception behind religion and the occult" My father passed it onto me and said it was quite good. Haven't actually started it yet, will do so at lunch time - I'll go get a coffee and something to munch on and go sit in the warmth of the sun and start.

  • Berengaria

    I'm about a third through Moby Dick, and absolutely loving it. I read this bit this morning, it brought tears to my eyes. It has been with me all day.

    If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave around them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman's arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just Spirit of Equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind! Bear me out in it, thou great democratic God! who didst not refuse to the swart convict, Bunyan, the pale, poetic pearl; Thou who didst clothe with doubly hammered leaves of finest gold, the stumped and paupered arm of old Cervantes; Thou who didst pick up Andrew Jackson from the pebbles; who didst hurl him upon a war-horse; who didst thunder him higher than a throne! Thou who, in all Thy mighty, earthly marchings, ever cullest Thy selectest champions from the kingly commoners; bear me out in it, O God!
  • Berengaria

    Some recent reads that I enjoyed immensely,

    This one was absolutely fantastic. Read like a novel.

  • dazed but not confused
    dazed but not confused

    Great movie. I'm about 100 pages in. Good so far.

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