Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brief Open Letter to Authors

Dear authors,

Please write some more books where lying doesn't solve any problems. I'd love to recommend smart, funny books like Dull Boy (just to pick one example of many) with a whole heart but just can't because of the way the main characters lie, especially to their parents but also to others.

Yours truly...

P.S. If you can recommend any books like this feel free to let me know!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Recommended reading

Wow! I didn't realize it had been so long. I thought I'd mention a few books that I thought were worth mentioning from the last few months. (I've gotten a lot pickier about what I spend my time on lately.)

Heather Tomlinson's fairy tales are worth a look. I liked The Swan Maiden and Aurelie better than Toads and Diamonds.

Elizabeth C. Bunce's StarCrossed. What I like about this book is that what Digger believes about herself (callous, uncaring, selfish) is shown to be untrue by her actions.

Donald Miller's Searching for God Knows What. Read this book! He manages to be honest, funny, insightful and wise, sometimes all at once, as he talks about man's relationship with God (using many stories from his own life as illustrations). I want to say this book changed how I see a lot of things, but it's only been a couple months since I've read it and I really ought to give it another read to see what else it shakes up.

Madeleine L'Engle's Walking on Water. I've only just started reading this but already it's quite good. If you're an artist of any kind I suspect you'll find some wisdom here.