Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Musings... What have you been reading?

There is enough reading, viewing, and information gathering and evaluation related to my day job of teaching that I usually like my reading at home to be a little more oriented to my personal interests.  As much as I like to spend time surfing the web for information, there's still a certain relaxation and enjoyment I get out of a good ol' paper publication.  Books are still enjoyed, but a fair bit of my reading involves magazines and other items arriving in the mailbox.

Sometimes I keep up on my reading and other times it just tends to stack up until a rainy day or some down time comes along.  A lot of subscription renewal notices seem to have gone directly into the garbage can lately as I've settled in on certain publications and writers I enjoy and trust.  Plus, it seems that in the world of print, everybody reviews the same stuff at the same time and I don't always need six reviews of the latest whatever each month as I've already read a dozen reviews on the web by the time the magazine arrives in the mail.

Now the web has cut into the printed world pretty significantly, but until you can fold up your iPad, stick it in your back pocket, then take it out to peruse while you're contemplating and concentrating in the throne room... I think paper won't get completely replaced by plastic just yet.

I still like to read some Bible scripture every day.  Even if you're not of my Christian beliefs and upbringing, there is still a lot of useful common-sense in those pages.  Some would be surprised how many common sayings can be traced back to the Good Book and guns over the years.

In this day and age of watching the socialization of our country... I know Christians are to be compassionate and care for others, but many forget the Bible also balances things with verses like 2 Thessalonians 3:10 which says, "... that if any would not work, neither should he eat." ...but, before I digress... I have just one question for you...

What have you been reading?


  1. Hmmmm....I read news online (during my 20 minute teacher lunch break), our weekly newspaper (always interesting), and a new novel.

  2. Cooper, Guns, American Handgunner, Rifle, Bracken's "Enemies" trilogy.

  3. Intro to criminal justice, Intro to American Government, Progressive Farmer, and I found a stash of 1980's Guns and Ammo that I'm working my way through.

  4. Monster Hunter International is what I'm reading

  5. I read many of those same periodicals. As for books I'm currently in a fiction mood. I have Kratman's Countdown M Day on the end table and Ringo's The Hot Gate is waiting on the shelf.

  6. Just ordered the new novel "Survivors" by James Wesley, Rawles yesterday... looking forward to reading it as I have enjoyed his previous books and blogging...

    Dann in Ohio