Books on the Night Stand

I tend to read a lot of different books at one time.  Here is what I am currently reading:

I am reading The Magician’s Nephew, by C. S. Lewis, to Christopher.  This is the sixth book in The Chronicles of Narnia, but it is first chronologically, and is listed first in many modern printings of the series.  Christopher, the world’s most literate 6-year-old, has already read the first five books in the series.

For heavy reading, I am slowly plodding through John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion.  Perhaps I can finish it by July 10, 2009, which is John Calvin’s 500th birthday. 

Jane is reading The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, by Alexander McCall Smith, to me.  This is part of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series.  The main character in this series is Precious Ramotswe, a lady detective in Botswana.  She is patient, wise, very patriotic, and she loves her Bush tea.  (This is an African alternative to Indian tea.  you can buy it in the herbal tea section of the supermarket.)   These are not exactly detective novels:  the mysteries in the books are really a minor part of the plot.  But you do learn about life in Botswana, and you get to meet some interesting characters.  Botswana seems very low stress, except for the occasional stray lion, and if it were cooler it might be a nice place to live. 

I am also reading Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey. If you listen to Dave’s radio show, you have to admire his patience.  He gets a lot of calls from the totally clueless.  I may post a longer review of this book later.

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3 thoughts on “Books on the Night Stand

  1. Oh, I just loved Financial Peace Revisited! I read it a couple of years ago and we’ve been slowly-but-surely putting Dave’s practices into play. We’re working on our debt snowball, and even organizing an FPU class at our church!

    I am reading 2 books right now…Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century, which is a compilation of short mystery stories.

  2. Jane (aka Shewhopicksuptoys) read “Feminine Appeal” recently as part of our church’s Ladies Group. It seemed very good.

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