Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lemon Pi

Nate and I just finished listening to a book on tape - Life of Pi. I do believe that my friend Maya has been suggesting I read it for a few years now. I very much enjoyed it ... although I didn't like how the book ended. It left me feeling dissatisfied ... as endings usually do (as I think I have said before, I don't much like the end of books.)

It is the second book we have listened to on tape - the others include The Great Divorce and Mere Christianity. My husband really enjoys listening to books on tape and the idea of reading books together. I think he got the idea from his parents who do the same thing. I am really enjoying it - it gives us something to discuss beyond our own lives, the news, and the gospel. Although, I must admit we tend to relate everything we read to those three categories anyway ... especially the gospel. Of course both the C.S. Lewis books are about religion and thus church doctrine informs our discussion of those books, but Life of Pi also has a unique perspective on religion. The narrator's voice is also exceptionally interesting and entertaining.

Anyway - its a good read. And no, neither of the two words referred to in the last post were found in this book. They are, however, found in the new Dan Brown book Lost Symbol which I am currently reading on my own. But I must say, I have been slowing down a bit on the reading of it because I am close to the end - only a 125 pages left. And have we learned about my reading habits ... yup, that's right ... I don't like the end of books. And so I will let this one drag out for a few weeks I am sure. Aggravating, isn't it?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


i have been hearing two very interesting words quite frequently these past few days. don't worry, they have not appeared in the same sentence ... yet. don't you love when this happens? you learn a new word or a word that has been forgotten comes back into use ... or at least into your realm of the universe. i think reading for fun has something to do with it ... oh the joys of not being in school!


Main Entry: bur·gle
Pronunciation: \ˈbər-gəl\
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): bur·gled; bur·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\
Etymology: back-formation from burglar
Date: 1870

: burglarize

WORD #2:

Main Entry: eu·nuch
Pronunciation: \ˈyü-nək, -nik\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English eunuk, from Latin eunuchus, from Greek eunouchos, from eunē bed + echein to have, have charge of — more at scheme
Date: 15th century

1 : a castrated man placed in charge of a harem or employed as a chamberlain in a palace
2 : a man or boy deprived of the testes or external genitals
3 : one that lacks virility or power s>

eu·nuch·ism\-nə-ˌki-zəm, -ni-\ noun

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

the professional pictures are here! sort of ...

my photographer just sent me the link to our wedding pictures! YAY! Check them out. I will have my digital copy sometime next week and then I will share them on the blog! Until then ... click through until you have had your fill!