September 4th, 2020

Friday Reads, Fennville Library Used Books Haul, & New Books

The Bible/Old Testament/Leviticus

'Biblical Theology According to the Apostles: How the earliest Christians told the story of Israel' by Chris Bruno, Jared Compton, and Kevin McFadden

'The Yips' a novel by Nicola Barker

'Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming' a novel by Laszlo Krasznahorkai Translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet

'Selected Essays' by Samuel Johnson

'The Life of Samuel Johnson' by James Boswell

'Red Pill' A Novel by Hari Kunzru

'Lighthousekeeping' A Novel by Jeanette Winterson

'Albert Nobbs' A Novella by George Moore

'Out Stealing Horses' A Novel by Per Petterson Translated By Anne Born

'In the Wake' A Novel by Per Petterson Translated from the Norwegian by Anne Born

'The Most Beautiful Walk In The World: A Pedestrian In Paris' A Memoir by John Baxter

'The Sunflower' a history of the sunflower by Charles B. Heiser, Jr.

'Kenneth Koch: Selected Poems' Editor Ron Padgett

'A Canticle For Leibowitz' fantasy science fiction by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

'English Poetry And Prose 1540-1674' Edited By Christopher Ricks

'Middlesex' A Novel By Jeffrey Eugenides

'Cook: The Extraordinary Voyages of Captain James Cook' biography by Nicholas Thomas

'Another Life: A Memoir of Other People' by Michael Korda (a nice hardback edition)

old diary entry The History of Reading
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It is 1:53 PM Friday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a windy cloudy sunny day. It is kind of chilly when you are not standing in sunlight. Outside the rays of the sun it is cold. It is the kind of the day to wear a sweater.

I got up around 6:05 AM this morning. I woke up early because I was having weird morning dreams. When I got up my wife was reading the Bible in the living room. I got myself a can of cold water and sat in my chair to slowly wake up. I sat in my chair for a long time with my eyes closed, half awake and half asleep. Since I had a early dentist appointment I got dressed and then ate a small breakfast.

Carol left for a walk and I left soon after she did for my 8 o’clock AM dentist appointment. When I got home from the dentist it was around 9:10 AM Carol was not home, she had left to have breakfast with a friend. I wrote in my paper diary, read the Bible and then I filmed a video for my Youtube channel.

Carol got home around Noon today. When she got home I was sitting in the dining room looking at a book I had received in the mail this morning titled, ‘Puritan Reformed Theology: Historical, Experiential, and Practical Studies for the Whole of Life’ by Joel R. Beeke.

Caleb dropped Ollie off this afternoon, we are watching their dog Ollie this Labor Day weekend. Caleb, Emily and the girls drove up North for the Labor Day weekend. Their little dog Ollie is staying with Carol and me while they are away.

Last night I basically read, ‘The Yips’ a novel by Nicola Barker late into the night. Now it is another day. This morning I read the Bible/the Old Testament/Leviticus. Do not know what I will get into this afternoon. I might just sit and doze. Or look at my newest book,’Puritan Reformed Theology: Historical, Experiential, and Practical Studies for the Whole of Life’ by Joel R. Beeke. I could read, ‘Essays’ by Samuel Johnson or pick up again these two books to read, ‘A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind’ by Siri Hustvedt and ‘Memories of the Future’ a novel by Siri Hustvedt.

I will close to drift. There is no way out.
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