Friday Reads Part 2
'Henry James: The Mature Years' biography by Henry James
'Views from a Window: Conversations With Gore Vidal' Edited by Robert J. Stanton & Gore Vidal
'Diderot: A Critical Biography by P. N. Furbank
11 hours ago
Do you generally read "all" of the books you purchase, or merely get started in them and or skim through them, then put them into the lower level eventually for collection? I've heard you say many times that you collect certain author's entire publication works, but when you do that, are you just adding them to the lower level without reading them, skim them over & read a little, or read the entire series? The diary isn't a bad idea with the addition of receipts and such, but boy, I can't imagine writing in a dairy that frequently and keep such a backlog in paper of them, there's no way my life is that entertaining. What's the motivation behind that? Do you truly reference your diaries from a few years back, or even a few days - months? In any event, I like the ideal of keeping track of things.
3 hours ago (edited)
I am a book worm which means I am always buying books. I also read all the time because I am a book worm. I tend to read in the same fields of learning/interest so everything is One. I do collect certain writers that are considered the best writers. Life is not entertaining but interesting. I am a Christian so I keep a record of my walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. We have to learn to enjoy simple things like a warm sunny Spring morning or being in love with ones partner etc. . . Life in general is not exciting, but instead is a race of endurance. I am seeking to dwell forever in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, the saints and the elect angels.
My diaries go back to the Summer of 1977 up to Now. I have online diaries from March 2001 till Now. I live in the Now. Thanks for the comments.
check out my online diary Crookedfingers from March 2001 till March 30, 2018
" Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway." First Corinthians 9:24-27