Saturday, June 21, 2003

Harry. We just got back from picking up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Half the church was at the Borders we were at. In fact one parent who indicated disapproval with the whole thing was dismayed to find it so popular. We got to the store about 8:30 and my daughter and her friends had a great time (from what I could tell). After awhile I couldn't locate them but finally found them all planted right in the middle of the occult section playing cards. They said they figured that kept people from browsing through those books and if anyone did, they made derisive comments.

Okay, so a passive-aggressive streak runs in my family -- I'm pleased with her.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Time to Stand Up. The June Virginia Communique is out with a message from our Bishop, Peter Lee, that sets forth some of the concerns with respect to the New Hampshire situation, yet fails to set forth a position. I have tremendous respect for Bishop Lee, although I frequently disagree with him. He is an attorney and was Phi Betta Kappa -- in short, he has a keen intellect.

In his message, he lays out the basic facts but does not indicate how he will stand. Please pray for Bishop Lee to stand faithful.
Astounding! I'm not planning on reading Hill's novel -- yet, this note on a very revealing admission caught my eye. If anything, Prof. John O. McGinnis is too kind to Hillary -- I can not believe she ever contemplated this.
Books. I just finished reading Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time based on a recommendation from a friend. Next up will probably be Royal Blood: Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes by Bertram Fields (on the same subject). I'm also listening to The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson with the audio book Holes by Louis Sachar on deck.

Friday night, I'll be taking my daughter and her friends from church to Borders so they can pick up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'm on the library's wait list for that one, although at nearly 900 pages (over 255,000 words), I don't know when I'll find the time. (I'm also on the wait list for the audio recording). The publishers have released a great teaser:
Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses. 'It is time,' he said 'for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything.'
One last thing, before I forget -- if you haven't stopped by the Brothers Judd web site for their reviews and treasure trove of related links, you really are missing a treat. I stop by after nearly every book I finish to check on their thoughts -- it's amazing how much they've covered.