Thursday, May 18, 2006
I gave up on reading "The Screwtape Letters" - I just can't do it. It's not me, and it's not going to be me. It was depressing the hell out of me.
I'm so not one to give up on a book (well, hell- on anything else either!) The only other one I can recall that I couldn't get through was "Cry, The Beloved Country"- I don't know why but I just couldn't make it through. Normally my curiosity alone gets me through...
When I try too hard to be "textbook good" I end up screwing myself. I'll try for a little happy medium. I went into "textbook bad" land a while back and made my life a living hell. Moderation... balance. I'm giving it a try.
So now I'm reading a book that is more, well, me....
posted by Lisa at 5/18/2006 09:26:00 PM
I hated "Cry, the Beloved Country" as well! With "Screwtape" I finally just sat down and raced through the whole book as fast as I could just to get the outline in my head; then I went back and reread the bits that needed closer examination. It helped that we were using it for Bible Study...
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