Tuesday, June 30, 2009

found in translation

-Signs of summer: being able to dry my sheets on a line outside and eating fresh strawberries with cream. It's so popular here this time of year that the grocery store was giving away free whipping cream when you bought strawberries!

-Finishing the last pages of a book I've been reading with my coffee this morning. Reading comes in cycles for me, and I'm definitely craving good books right now. I think books just get under your skin a bit more. I find myself thinking about books long after I've finished them as I continue trying to suss out the characters. TV might be instant gratification entertainment, but it's gone just as quickly.

-Spending my morning translating (with the help of Bible Works) some texts for a couple of sermons. I rarely have time to do this, but today I did. It's good to be working with biblical languages again, and to experience the spark of memory when I recognize words.


BRW said...

Wilbur Smith has a new book out ('Assegai') that's waiting for you on your desk at home. It's vintage WS and a great story of adventure set in British East Africa.

Betsy said...

I recommend The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - one of the best books I've read in the past few years, and you should be able to find it used or in the library.