Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This Summer

This Summer

This summer I had some free time to read. I read a book series that everyone has heard of, Harry Potter. Before I read them I thought they would be stupid or boring, a book I wouldn't be able to get into, boy, was I wrong. I was challenged by my boyfriend and a friend to read them before judging them, so I did. My boyfriend challenged me further to read them all this summer. So I took up the challenges and read them all this summer. They were probably some of the best books I had ever picked up.

I must say J.K. Rowling is a talented writer. For someone to write a book that both children and adults love to read you have to be talented. There are not many who can say they have written books that have come as far as the Harry Potter series. I can only think of one at the moment and that would be the Chronicles of Narnia. The one question on everyones mind is; is this where Rowling ends her writing career or will she continue it and write other books?

In the next couple days I'm going to talk about the different books I read this summer since I have no time to read during the school year.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Ender's Game

By O.S. Card

Ender's Game

This book was recommended to me by my sister, and I can see why. Ender's Game is a great book. If you are ready to stimulate your imagination you should read it. It's about this little boy that is destined to destroy a alien species. I won't say more about the book because I don't want to give it away.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

What's the Controversy

Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code

So I just got done reading the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown it was quite enlightening to see what stories people will come up with so that they don't have to be accountable to a higher power. In this case God. There were so many things in the book that he had no real idea about. They were simple facts that if a person open the Bible and read it would know that Dan Brown is ignorant to the Christian faith. I feel that this will be another case of Creation vs. Evolution. I'm afraid now that it's out there in aways people are more able to understand it then they will believe it since we are in an age were we take things at others say as fact without doing research. This will be another hurdle Christians are going to have to leap in order to help the people searching for God to find him without getting caught in the lies ourselves.

This isn't the first time these writing have made an appearance. Both John and Paul have written about the Gnostic beliefs in the Bible and have warned Christians to not be persuaded by their philosophies. The Gnosticism is where the Nag Hammadi documents came from. See how relevant the Bible is whether now or 2000 years ago. God knows what Christians need to hear.


1 John

Reading the whole book of both of these would be good for any Christian.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Chronicles of Narnia

C.S. Lewis

Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of 7 books. The first book in the series is The Magician's Nephew. It's the beginning of the world of Narnia. In the book a young boy and his friend (which is a girl) travel to different worlds with his uncles magical rings. They find one world not yet "born." When I read this particular book it remind me of the creation story in the Bible. I seems so magical how everything starts to appear out of nothing. I enjoy these book a lot. I would recommend them for any age group.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

My Last Duchess

By Robert Browning

My Last Duchess

For this poem our professor Dr. Eric Johnson, had us decide whether we would want to marry the Dutch or ever let our sister marry him. All of us said that the guy sounded like a creep and would never want to marry him. Then Dr. Johnson gave us another point of view to view the Dutch. He said that maybe this Dutch changed his mind about marrying his gal so he made all these ridicules reason for why he had his other wife killed. Except in reality she might of died of a disease. So instead of insulting this Count the Dutch made it sound as if he were a jerk.