I’m blogging over at Books & Such today. Click through if you want to know how to read more books… and How Good Books Can Lead to Spotless Floors.
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I did click through and read your blog over at Books & Such. I really like your style. I couldn’t resist your title.
I always consider listening to books, but I find that some books don’t taste as good, or have a “different consistency” than the spoken word is able to capture. For example, I tried listening to John Le Carre’s _Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy_ but I couldn’t get it all. Whereas, John Grisham goes down smoothly over the air.
All said, because of your suggestion, I’ll give it more attention. Thanks for sharing.
This post looked so lonely, so I thought I’d post a comment to make it feel less unloved, less sad that everyone was over at Books & Such!
There’s another way books can lead to spotless floors – and that is in the way they raise us up.
Lately I had been losing hope for my personal future – I was once a flier, and feared that I’d never have altitude below me again. Then, a couple of days ago, I read John Boeman’s “Morotai”, in which he describes his experiences as a pilot in the Southwest Pacific during WW2.
He wrote so lyrically of his experience of ferrying an airplane across the Pacific to the East Indies…I could see the far horizons, the intertropical front, and the start-filled skies. My heart and mind were, yes, made spotless again, to maintain the hope that one day all WILL be healed, and I’ll fly again.
Fool’s hope? No. Faith’s hope, and the spotless floors of Heaven’s court.
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I love authors and all the intricacies of managing a writing life.
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