Books on shelves line my walls. They are like a lifeline for me. Along one wall are the books I’ve completely read and kept. I look at the bindings and … Continue reading The Age of the Book may be ending, but …
A vacation for me is having time to travel, not to places but to ideas. I go there by means of books.
The books grabbing my attention now sit on the flat arms of my recliner in the study and on the top of my nearby desk.
This morning, I started with The Thickness of Glory by John Killinger; it’s in my lap.
The New American Standard New Testament rests to my right. It will be next.
On the left is T.S. Eliot’s For Lancelot Andrewes and Denise Shekerjian’s Uncommon Genius.
In the middle of my desk is Will Durant’s The Age of Faith. And on top of it is A Game of Thrones, which is how I ended Tuesday and probably will end today.
I’m not sure why I thought to share this; maybe because it is a way of enjoying a day that seems so foreign to this time. For many of us, the best traveling occurs in our minds.
Last night I started watching a movie that included an airport scene. I found myself getting stressed just watching it. Exit. This is vacation from stress time.
I do like seeing interesting places; I just hate the getting there if it involves airports and airplanes. I do like a good road trip because there is plenty of time to think. One of the best trips of my life was driving from Texas to Vancouver with Cameron. There and back again, to quote a hobbit. Thousands of beautiful miles and precious company.
With books and ideas I like both the trip and the arriving at the end.
My perfect vacation day continues.
Each year I select the best book I have read that year. This year I chose one written 100 years ago and that I finished last night–The Autobiography of an … Continue reading My 2013 ‘Book of the Year’ is an old one
The best book I read in 2012 was Becoming Good, Becoming Holy: On the Relationship of Christian Ethics and Spirituality, by Mark O’Keefe. I give it the “Foster Prize.” O’Keefe is … Continue reading My 2012 ‘Book of the Year’