Words on Wednesday – Claustrophobic Kingdoms

Quote from Paul David Tripp’s New Morning Mercies

Currently Reading

Fiction: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. (Kindle edition)
Nonfiction: Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition by Christine Pohl.
Bible: ESV Global Study Bible. (My edition is for Kindle but that doesn’t seem to be available any more?)
Devotional: New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp.
Theology: Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of “And” in an Either-Or World by Jen Pollock Michel.
Practical: Awaking Wonder: Opening Your Child’s Heart to the Beauty of Learning by Sally Clarkson. (kindle edition). Finished yesterday. I thought about calling this category “professional development” but decided to go with the more vague “practical.”
Classic: Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. Have barely scratched past the first few pages of this one.
Read Aloud: The Arabian Nights (Illustrated Junior Library edition). Just finishing up these trippy middle-eastern fairy tales with my 10 year old. The vocabulary in this one is advanced so I don’t think I would attempt it with my younger boys for a while. But the ten year old loved the various tales.
Audiobook: The Inimitible Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. I have never warmed to audio books (or podcasts, or anything where people are talking…) but in an attempt to get more books and more variety this year, I’m giving them another try. These are audio cds from our local library. We’ve also reinstituted “quiet time” at our house (the hour after lunch), so the boys are listening to audio books during this time as well. Neither the 7 year old nor the 5 year old can read independently but they both enjoy this time.

My reading strategy in 2021:

I’m hoping the discipline of these different categories help me keep my reading list well rounded.

Right now I’m juggling as many books as I can and they’re all “talking to each other” so that my thoughts are constantly bubbling with ideas and trying to harmonize everything I’ve read.

And that’s exactly the Reading Life I want to be living.

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