August 27, 2004

They seek him here, they seek him there...

     I picked up a book called 1066 and all that. It's a tongue in cheek history of England, and is very funny, but i think it might require reading some English history before reading it, in order to get some of the puns and such. " Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates"
     I recently thumbed through the maze and the warrior, by Craig Wright. It is about Symbols in Architecture, Theology, and Music. It was pretty interesting, but not of any real value unless you enjoy the history of mazes, and music theory/history.
     I also recieved from Amazon; Messiah in the Old Testament, by Walt Kaiser. I'm hoping it will be enlightening, and it is already pretty informative, although it is in the kindof dry old kaiser style. I'm excited for another book i bought at the same time, Christ in the Old Testament; Old Testament Appearances of Christ in Human Form, by James A Borland. I also received a new Mounce Greek book from Amazon, as I am teaching a friend of mine Greek, and there is a second edition now.
     I'm still working on the The brother's karamazov, by dostoyevsky. Although, I'm taking it slowly, as Dostoyevsky is really obnoxious to me. I'm also still working on Will Durant's The story of Civilization: Louis XIV.
     And I read the The scarlet pimpernel, by baroness orczy. As an escape from Dostoyevsky. And it was absolutely delightful. Reminded me of the great movie that had Ian McKellan as Chauvelin.

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