Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday book blogging, March 8

I absolutely loved Miss Julia and will be continuing the series directly. One quotation in particular stuck in my mind: "Any time a preacher starts talking about stewardship, he's talking about your money and his plans." I found myself lying awake on Saturday night, imagining the tract I will write entitled The Snarky Christian's Guide to Stewardship that will have this quote as its frontispiece. At any rate, the book was a pleasure.

I am now reading Time and Again by Jack Finney which is great but actually has some substance to it. I don't know that I hold with substance these days.

Time and AgainHere's the teaser:

"Would I have to go away?"
"In time. With some story for your friends. We couldn't have anyone wondering where or why Si Morley disappeared."
"Is this dangerous?"
"We don't think so. But I can't truthfully say we really know."

I still have no clue what's going on.

In other book-related stuff, I am getting a big kick out of watching Ta-Nehisi Coates read Jane Austen for the first time--fall in love with her, actually. "Awesome Jane" he calls her.

He normally blogs about hip-hop, the Civil War, the NFL, comic books, as well as politics, race, and current events. Here's where he starts Pride and Prejudice, but it's TNC's ongoing delight in Jane Austen that I love, as in this post, Jane Austen Just Dissed You, or this, She Eats Writers Like Part of a Complete Breakfast.

He still claims to be in control of himself; however, "I do believe were it not for the Civil War, I should be in some danger." Oh, you are in trouble, my man.

If you wish to join in Teaser Tuesday, you can find the details at Should Be Reading where MizB is your gracious host.


kaye said...

I have no idea what's going on either--thanks so much for stopping by. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Jennifer said...

Your teaser has left me quite intrigued by this book. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays-the-queens-lover.html

it's margaret said...

I will patiently wait for your snarky tract my friend... cuz it's a gonna be GOOD!

wv: gerates
That works too!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I would go with someone who couldn't tell me if it would be dangerous or not...or made me lie to my friends. I hope the character has a good reason!

My teaser this week is from Tales From The Yoga Studio