Thursday, October 26, 2006

Things I Read

Thanks to Hippo Critic, who helped me make my blog a nicer place to visit today. All he needs is a cup of coffee and a laptop and he's a happy guy.

I need to explain my "What I'm Reading" list, before you think I'm either a bit-over-the-top on the religious front or a shallow "footballers' wives" fan (and I'm not saying there's anything wrong with either!!!!!)

1. The Bible.
I try to read this every day. I almost manage this but I don't beat myself up if I don't. It is immensely important to me. We didn't mean the picture to come out that huge. Roll on blogspot version 2.

2. The Herald should be no. 2 but I got my html a bit muddled. Because I used to teach politics I feel unprepared for the day if I haven't read a quality broadsheet. I kind of like having the Scottish dimension. The Herald manages this and doesn't skimp on the International section. However, it doesn't feature enough in-depth analysis like, for example, the Guardian/Independent manage. I am also rather fond of a couple of the Herald journalists. I like their campaigning stance. (headnod to Billy Briggs and Damien Henderson - liking your style)

3. Heat magazine. I DO NOT buy this every week. But hey, I like reading it.. I maybe buy one once every six weeks? Does that make me a shallow person? I like to think of it as my homework for my contextualising the gospel class. For the same reason I like some of the glossies like Cosmo. Can't stand OK and Hello though. In my church there is a squad of us who recycle glossies like Heat so loads of people get to read a bundle.

Also beside my bed (and propping up my Things To Do List nicely) are volumes by RT Kendall, Robin Parry and David Crowder.

What's on your bedside table just now?

6 comments:

  1. what's a bedside table. Chiars are for reading in, beds are ...well for other things!

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  2. "beds are ...well for other things!"

    ......for spreading out mountains of clean clothes that need put away...

    (in my house, at this moment in time!)

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  3. What is a chiar? I want one to read in.

    Who needs a bed

    ...for putting clothes on...

    How big a bible is that?

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  4. I know, it's the giant large print version, all I could nick off of Amazon. Hippo Critic helped me get it.

    Sort of e-art theft.

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  5. I actually have a bag that I keep all my reading material in so it's with me at all times when I might have a free moment to read. I'm currently reading a book on Worldviews and I am re-reading for like the 20th time Prince Caspian after seeing the new movie.

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  6. welcome! Kind of you to comment and thanks for the suggestion - you should see the mess of what's inside the hippy-like bags I trail around with me....hmmmm, could be a topic for another post in a few day's time.....

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