Friday Five: Books
From the RevGalBlogPals:
So tell us what you’re reading, what you would and would not recommend–five books or authors! And if you don’t want to do that freestyle, here are some questions:
1. What books have you recently read? Tell us your opinion of them.
2. What books are awaiting your available time to be read?
3. Have any books been recently recommended?
4. What genre of books are your favorite, along with some titles and/or authors you like best?
5. What have you read lately that you have a strong urge to recommend? (or to condemn?)
And here are my answers:
1. Lately read: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan; Whoa! This is the best book I’ve read in a long time and I highly recommend it.
2. Awaiting my attention (in the service of my upcoming study on food ethics): Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World by Martin Keogh
3. Recommended by Kristin: Food & Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread by Michael Schut
4. Favorite genre: spy thrillers or murder mysteries. I know, I know. Perhaps not what you’d expect from a pastor. But I love trying to figure out mysteries. My current favorites are Daniel Silva’s spy series featuring the character of Gabriel Allon. Most recent in the series is: The Secret Servant.
5. Would recommend: No surprise here! I always recommend the liturgical mysteries by Mark Schweizer. They’re irreverent and laugh-til-you-pee funny.