Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Books and films

Have ade a stteady start into my reading for this year. Have now finished 'The Shaping of Things to Come'. Got better as it went on. I think the authors ran out of long words to use and the whole thing retreated from up its own butt. Probably a good read for anyone considering emerging church.

Am now reading 'the BFG'. Will start on 'Long Walk to Freedom' later. Its a book that I can't quite believe I haven't read yet.

Have also seen two films already: we rewatched 'The Notebook' on Monday. It really is the saddest film. Its out on DVD next month. Watch with tissues. And I watched 'Garden State' yesterday. Think I liked it but not sure. Quite sweet.. Maybe I wasn't in the best mood for it.

Back to books. We're working on developing a site to review all the books. Watch this space.

6 comments:

Chris said...

I have something that will help you on your way with the fiction books.

Read To Kill A Mockingbird :o) it's amazing.

Linda-Joy said...

I am about to start reading "MARY BARTON ; A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE" by Elizabeth Gaskell

Linda-Joy said...

You're just a regular Oprah Winfrey - what about the Boiler Room book club?

Chris said...

I've just finished reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Very good but if you're not into mills and trade strikes in industrial towns it can be a bit hard to get into.

Liz said...

Hey - if you want a copy of North and South - please buy it from the Waterestones in the middle of Birmingham! Since it was on tv, they have piles and piles of it that they can't get rid of ;o)

Matt A said...

HI Jude,

I've just finished WORMWOOD - by G.P. Taylor (that vicar who self published, got a major book and now film deal and now has more than $6million in his bank account)...

It's quite a freaky read - I'd recommend it - here's a link to my review of it in case you are interested:

http://darkmatt.blogspot.com/2005/01/book-review-wormwood-g-p-taylor.html