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Finished reading: compendium 3

I’ve gotten really bad at blogging through all my reading, mostly because it drives me crazy when all I have on this blog is post after post of ‘here’s what I read’.

Now that I have a few other posts under my belt, here’s a quick list of my more recent reading:

Version Control by Dexter Palmer

Trippy time travel / multiverse novel. Not bad.

Scalia Dissents: Writings of the Supreme Court’s Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice, edited by Kevin Ring

Scalia’s opinions and wit: fantastic reading. The editor’s heavy-handed, fawning commentary: not so much. Call it a mixed bag.

The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

A classic, and quite timely.

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini

Just in case you’d ever wondered if Scientology was really that messed up. Answer: yes.

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

An American classic. Though I can’t read the book now without seeing Javier Bardem’s face as Anton Chigurh.

Orphan X (Evan Smoak, #1) by Gregg Hurwitz

As dime-a-dozen action novels go, not bad.

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor

A meditation on living a truly embodied faith. Beautiful stuff.

Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness: Following the Lamb into the New Creation by Michael J. Gorman

I wrote about this one already.

Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes

A friend recommended this one. Premise: Adolf Hitler wakes up in the present day and grapples with modern life and social media. Hitler: YouTube star? Not as crazy as it sounds.

The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908 – 1923 by Sean McMeekin

Filling in a gap in the history I’m familiar with. Very readable account of the end of the Ottoman Empire.

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Oh goodness me I love what McCarthy does with words.

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