Friday, April 15, 2011

Reading and Knitting

Small Things, is a blog that I enjoy. Ginny, is a very talented photographer which makes things so pretty to look at there. But she's also very talented in many other areas which is what really makes it interesting to read. She does a blog post now and then with what she's reading and knitting. I've really enjoyed her blog posts so I thought I'd share with you over my morning tea today.

Sharing what I'm reading is hard, because if I were truly going to show you, it would be a stack. I don't just read one book at a time. However, I'll pick the one on top for this purpose. Last night I started reading A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers. I read my first book by Rivers a few months ago. I had been living with the preconceived notion that all "christian" novels would be cheesy and sub par literature. (Lit snob? Ah, yes.) Again, me and my preconceived notions were wrong. Francine Rivers is quite talented and reveals much of God's beauty in her books. This one is a compilation of historical fiction based on five women of the Bible. Last night I read the story about Tamar. I thought I'd just read a chapter or so to make me sleepy before bed but I couldn't put it down! The old testament is so... dry... and weird. I mean really. There are so many cultural things that we just don't GET. Like why you would trick your father-in-law into sleeping with you so you could get pregnant and hopefully have sons. I don't even know what to say or think about that. It's such an insane, and let's be honest, sick notion to us now. Rivers does a beautiful job of drawing out the story and the cultures of that time. And while it is fiction, it gave me so much insight into what it may have been like for Tamar and the other women of that time. I think she does a beautiful job of helping you to understand the heart of God through her writing. Just beautiful, can't wait to read more!

Second, that's a man sock. Man socks aren't really pretty blog fodder, but they are loved by my man! His words to me yesterday were "I can't wait to wear those! They are going to go so good with my shorts and my new sneakers." I'm not sure if this motivates me to finish them or hide them.


  1. Hide it! Hide it! Lol

    Sounds like an interesting book. Have you read The Red Tent? Fascinating book set in the old testament.

  2. I have not read The Red Tent, but I have heard of it. I remember looking for it but not finding it. I should try again!

  3. I think I've only read one story by her, but it was fantastic, and really made the Old Testament come alive. Thanks for the suggestion. And, hide the socks. =)