Book Reading Challenge Update: Jan 2009

Well, I guess there’s no sense hiding the truth. I’ve only finished one book so far – UnChristian.


But in my defense, I’ve had two major distractions this month. 1) The sharing of our story at Oakbrook, and the many conversations that we’ve had afterward, have taken time and emotional energy. And 2) My nerd friends got me hooked on watching a new show: BattleStar Galactica.


Honestly, I never thought I would like it so much – but I do. And oddly enough, so does Mandy. We’ve watched the entire first three seasons on DVD and are starting on Season 4 (the curent season). Soon, we’ll be caught up to enjoy the rest of the final season with all the die-hard fans.

But what about you? What is your current progress?

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10 Comments on “Book Reading Challenge Update: Jan 2009”

  1. JR Says:

    Still working on “Driven by Eternity.” It’s a 12 week study, with one chapter a week.
    Assassin by Ted Bell is going slowly, too.
    I just ordered two books on marketing from Amazon. Guess I’d better get to it!

  2. JR Says:

    By the way, calling them your “nerd friends” does not actually differentiate them from your sensibilities if you’re talking about common interests. Just say, “Some of my friends…” They know who they are.

  3. jermtech Says:

    these particular friends would find the word complimentary and might even be offended if I didn’t include it :-p

  4. lindsayweed Says:

    here’s what i have accomplished this far for january:

    catcher in the rye-j.d salinger
    hinduism-kim knott
    buddhism-damien keown
    maggie a girl on the streets-stephen crane
    the rise of silas lapham-william dean howells
    pride and prejudice-jane austen
    the country of pointed firs-sarah orne jewett
    jacob have i loved-katherine paterson
    the five people you meet in heaven-mitch albom


  5. jermtech Says:

    ummmm, Lindsay. there is this thing called a “LIFE”…you are in serious need of one. STAT.

  6. avin Says:

    Slow month, Wide Awake by Erwin McManus – 4.5 stars.

  7. Eric H Says:

    Here’s my tally so far:

    Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis by Ludwig von Mises (started in ’08)
    Ludwig von Mises: The Man and His Economics by Israel Kirzner
    Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
    Sex God by Rob Bell
    The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias

    Along with those, I’ve been working on the following:

    That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis (~30%)
    God & Caesar by John Eidsmoe (~10%)
    Matthew Commentary by Craig Blomberg (~2%)
    Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card (~80%)
    Human Action by Ludwig von Mises (~5%)
    Human Action Study Guide by Robert P Murphy (~2%)
    Wide Awake by Erwin McManus (~25%)
    Conceived in Liberty by Murray Rothbard (~25%)
    Entrepreneurship and the Firm by Peter G Klein & Nicolai Foss (~20%)
    Crazy Love by Francis Chan (~10%)

  8. Eric H Says:

    Stupid emoticons — where the 9) is it is supposed to say started in ’09

  9. Eric H Says:

    Umm… I mean where the 8) is it is supposed to say started in ’08 (stupid emoticons)

  10. Eric H Says:

    Oh…forgot… listening to the Paul of Dune audiobook … are we counting audiobooks?

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