It is 2 o'clock PM Wednesday afternoon in the death flow. It is a gray day. It is suppose to storm today. We need warm rainy days here in West Michigan.
Carol and I both got up this morning around 6:30 AM. I made a fresh pot of coffee and a pot of oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. I down loaded this morning a video I made last night while Carol was gone for church meeting.
After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and I then left the house around 10 o'clock AM to visit local thrift stores in search of used books to add to our library. I found these used books today at thrift stores-
'The Empathy Exams' essays by Leslie Jamison
'Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life' Natural history by Richard Cohen
'"Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye" Memories of John Fitzgerald Kennedy' by Kenneth P. O'Donnel and David F. Powers with Joe McCarthy
'Bloomsbury: A House Of Lions' biography by Leon Edel
'Modern Technology And The Human Future: A Christian Appraisal' by Craig M. Gay
'Dispatches From The Revolution: Russia 1916-1918' Tania Rose, editor
'The Teller of Tales: In Search of Robert Louis Stevenson' biography by Hunter Davies
'Autumn' a novel by Ali Smith
'A Possible Life' a novel by Sebastian Faulks
'King Of The World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero' biography by David Remnick
'Green Delusions: An Environmentalist Critique of Radical Environmentalism' by Martin W. Lewis
'Dreaming War: Blood For Oil And The Cheney-Bush Junta' essays by Gore Vidal
'The Judge' a novel by Rebecca West
'Dr. Woodward's Shield: History, Science, And Satire In Augustan England' by Joseph M. Levine
'Error And The Academic Self: The Scholarly Imagination, Medieval to Modern' by Seth Lerer
'The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account Of Native People In North America' by Thomas King
When I got home from visiting Thrift stores is was going on 12 o'clock PM. I ate lunch and then started cataloging the used books I got today into my LibraryThing site. Carol came home while I was cataloging used books.
So the day has gone by. I will close to have a fresh cup of coffee.
1. Name a book or author who uses the field of, or concepts from, anthropology in their work
'Calvin's Doctrine Of Man' by T. F. Torrance
2. A book or author who uses archaeology in their works 'The Source' a novel by James A. Michner
3. Have you read a work from ancient Greece or Rome? If so, what was it and do you have a favorite author or work?
'Augustus' a novel by John Williams
4. History: Do you have a favorite historical period you enjoy reading about? If so, what is it? Any books that stand out? Early 19th America 1790-1855 is one of my favorite historical periods. Two books stand out for me are 'Essays & Lectures' Ralph Waldo Emerson and 'The Journal 1837-1861' Henry David Thoreau ('Walden')
5. Linguistic or Languages: Reading is about language among other things. What is your favorite translated work of literature? 'The War Of The End Of The World' a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa Translated By Helen R. Lane
6. Law and Politics: Do you read political books or books related to the law? What are your favorites? I am currently reading a book on politics titled, 'Nervous States: Democracy And The Decline Of Reason' by William Davies. I recently bought a book titled, 'The Future of Capitalism: Facing The New Anxieties' by Paul Collier
7. Literature does not have a universally accepted definition. What is yours?
8. Philosophy is the love of wisdom. Have you read a work of Philosophy? Do you have a favorite?
'Virtue and the Voice of God: Toward Theology As Wisdom' by Daniel J. Treier
'The Myth Of Sisyphus and Other Essays' by Albert Camus
'At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails' biography by Sarah Bakewell
9. Religion: Name a book or author that you have read that has influenced your own personal view of religion?
'The Collected Works of St John of the Cross' Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh. O.C.D. & Otilo Rodriguez, O.C.D.
'Calvin: Institutes of Christian Religion' Two Volumes Editor: John T. McNeill
10. Performing Arts: Musicology, Theater and Dance often put the performer front and center. Do you have a favorite performer? If so who is it and why did you appreciate their work? Is there a book about this performer?
'Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina' biography by David Hajdu
11. Visual Arts: Do you have a favorite visual artist or media type? Do the two relate? Are there any books that address this relationship between artist and medium? The American abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock 'Jackson Pollock: An American Saga' biography by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith