Monday, August 07, 2006

Two Memes

Two memes to fill time between posts of substance!

First, found at Inner Dorothy, the Ten Book meme:

Ten Books

1. One Book That Changed Your Life - Process Theology: An Introductory Exposition, by David Ray Griffin and John B. Cobb, Jr.

2. One Book That You've Read More Than Once - The Chronicles of Narnia (in the original order!!) - I probably read these once a year. And most Louisa May Alcott books, especially the Little Women series, An Old Fashioned Girl, and Eight Cousins/Rose in Bloom. Oh, and Harry Potter books.

3. One Book You'd Want On a Desert Island - see question 2. Does a set count as one?

4. One Book That Made You Laugh: Bridget Jones' Diary and Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, by Helen Fielding. Hilarious. Especially Edge of Reason.

5. One Book That Made You Cry: Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo. He is a heart-wrenching writer.

6. One Book You Wish Had Been Written. "Every Pastoral Experience You Will Encounter and the Perfect Way to Handle It." (answer borrowed from InnerDorothy - too perfect)

7. One Book That You Wish Had Never Been Written: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Silas Marner by George Eliot. I was a school-lover and loved everything I read in school for assignments, except these two.

8. One Book You're Currently Reading: The Secret Message of Jesus, by Brian McLaren and Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser.

9. One Book You've Been Meaning To Read: I have a whole shelf of books purchase but not yet read. Waaay too many to list.

10. Tag five people. No. I'll just tag everyone. (answer borrowed from InnerDorothy)

and then, this meme from Bene Diction:

Blog Tipping

If you're not familiar with blogtipping, it works thus:
  • Choose three or more bloggers you admire and link to them;
  • List three reasons why you admire each one; and
  • Add one tip for each blogger.

1. Jockeystreet - my big brother's blog. Because 1) He's a really excellent writer, deep and funny. 2) He has a great range - frirreverentant, ranting, profanity-laced biting posts to mellow, reflective posts, and they're all good. 3) He's always trying to do the right thing, or perhaps always seeking to come closer to doing the right thing all the time.

Tip: Don't stress about blogging. And realize that you're good.

2. Take My Hand - Natalie is a young (17 this week) Metho-blogger. Because 1) She's very articulate. 2) She has plans and visions and strategies for young people to make their voice/place in the church. 3) While I was active in the church when I was in high-school, I was never so aware of events in the larger church/world as she seems to be, and I'm impressed.

Tip: Blog more often, if you can - you have good stuff to say!

3. Andy Bryan's EntertheRainbow. Because 1) He is such a gracious member of the blogosphere - he seems in posts and comment to seek not to offend, but to encourage and articulate carefully, even when he disagrees with people. 2) His theological content is well-written, deep, and challenging. 3) He looks like Luke Skywalker.

Tip: Stop being so deep! :) Your posts are so full of good content I have to bookmark them to come back to again when I have more time to ponder and absorb.

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