“You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things, the books you read and the people you meet.” Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
I decided to start chronicling what I read every week on my blog here. I always like hearing other’s book recommendations and my “To Read” list is way too long, but if you have any more suggestions, I’d be glad to hear them, of course. :)
Troubling a Star by Madeline L’Engle. Brent got me a bunch of L’Engle books for my birthday last year and I’ve been working my way through them. This one was one of better ones in my opinion. Could be because it was about Antarctica and visiting there is on my Must Do List. I love her books because it’s just assumed that everyone is a scientist or a literature buff and no one is snobby about it. I could be friends with everyone in her books. :)
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. I read Part One anyway. I plan on only reading one part per week because I want to savor it more. I may have read it before but I can’t remember so that tells you that I should slow down and try again. It’s free on Kindle cuz it ‘s a classic
Psalms – been working through them because of my Worship Challenge.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
The skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day the pour forth speech;
Night after night they display knowledge.
This text has often made my faith feel inadequate. Because I’ve always heard it as this syllogism: With only a teensy weensy amount of faith, Nadia could perform miracles. Nadia does not perform miracles, therefore Nadia has so little faith it’s not even as big as that mustard seed around her neck.
The most powerful determinant of whether a woman goes on in science might be whether anyone encourages her to go on. My freshman year at Yale, I earned a 32 on my first physics midterm. My parents urged me to switch majors. All they wanted was that I be able to earn a living until I married a man who could support me, and physics seemed unlikely to accomplish either goal.
What did you read this week?