Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Book Questions, Pt. 1 (via Jenna St. Hilaire)

So, clearly, my semi-regular blogging of the early summer vanished in the late summer/early fall rush. For those who are still listening, this blog is not defunct--just in a bit of a slumber. I promise that I do have quite a lot to blog about, so all sorts of library/theology/research-related content will be posted soon enough.

In the meantime, though, Jenna over at A Light Inside has started a delightful series of posts that invite her readers to participate. For this, methinks, my blog will awake briefly from its ongoing slumber.

And so, without further ado, here is Part 1 of Thursday Book Questions. To see more Thursday Book Questions submissions, visit that link and scroll to the comments.

1. Favorite childhood book?
Picture book: either Heckedy Peg or Tiki Tiki Tembo
Novel: The Giver

2. What are you reading right now?
For school: Tertullian's Against Praxeas
For pleasure: Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art (rereading)

3. What books do you have on request at the library?
None at this time

4. Bad book habit?
Starting books and taking quite a while to finish them (unless they are for school).

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
A lot of books for school and research:
Habits of the High-Tech Heart: Living Virtuously in the Information Age
Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology
Thinking About God in an Age of Technology
Letters from Lake Como: Explorations in Technology and the Human Race
A Broadening Conversation: Classic Readings in Theological Librarianship
Engaging Technology in Theological Education: All That We Can't Leave Behind
Theological Librarians and the Internet: Implications for Practice
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
The Spirit of Early Christian Thought (via ILL)


  1. Nice, the librarian in me LOVES this book list... If we lived near by to each other I would ask you for a cup of tea to hear all about these readings!


    I read L'Engle's book on faith and writing many times in my twenties... it was a very influential book in my life...

  2. Sweet! Thanks for participating, Donna.

    Walking on Water is one I still need to read, too. And I'm impressed with all those books about technology and the internet/social networking. That has to make for an interesting study.

  3. Two of the above answers need to be amended, but rather than do so in the post, I figured I should do it here as an addendum, since the additions occurred this evening after I posted the above.

    A third book I am now currently reading: The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis (will be a reread for me, though my first time through it, I now know, was before I knew what pain was)

    And a book I just put on hold at my library: A Grief Observed also by Lewis (which I've never read before, but I now have the intense urge to do so)

    I thought I'd throw those out there in case anyone else has thoughts about these titles as well. :)

  4. C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. Cheers to your wonderful selection! :)