But back in the late 60s/early 70s, Jesus was a hippy, trippy dude who was all about the love.
See, that's my Jesus, which explains why I don't do so well chatting with certain other Christians.
2007-06-01 02:41 pm (UTC)
What did you think of Second-Generation Nineties Romance Novel Jesus?
I think I missed that one.
2007-06-01 03:27 pm (UTC)
Lover Jesus made a resurgence in the nineties, but he'd lost the hippie attributes. Very sensitive, but more palatable to Midwestern housewives. More young businessman than Zen. Chaste chick-lit novel sort of thing. Very megachurch. He ran parallel with the emergence of (more) graphic Christian sex-within-marriage manuals and Internet porn addiction.
I totally missed those - and I'm not sad about it!
2007-06-01 11:24 pm (UTC)
Huh - never heard of it before - thanks!
I had enough difficulty getting through Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. I didn't dare approach the sequel.
Wise choice. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife was high literature in comparison.
Tim was made into a movie-- quite a good one.
I did not realize.
Oh, hey. With Mel Gibson and Piper Laurie.
Not available from Netflix, though. Bummer!
Ooo! Can we do a hostage exchange - HP for Mel - on Friday?
but of course! I was actually going to suggest watching it on Friday if the group wants to...but if not, you are welcome to take it. I'll warn you that it's not the greatest quality (sound goes in and out) but that's not my tape, that's the film itself. Still a great film. Of course, how does one go wrong with Mel Gibson in short shorts?!?!
isn't "Godbody" by Theodore Sturgeon? (Who was, after all, the inspiration for Kilgore Trout... but still, not Vonnegut.)
2007-06-01 11:42 am (UTC)
Re: hey wait
Wow, that's what I get for writing late at night. My bad. Will edit.
2007-06-01 04:39 am (UTC)
I'll trade you the Berdoll for the Vonnegut
I tried with Vonnegut, I really did. I think I read six or seven of his books, and I can't think of a single one that didn't disappoint me. Every one of them would take me off on some interesting little tangent and get me excited over something, and then he'd drop the tangent, and I'd get bored with his character or his writing. I just stopped getting him.
I enjoyed both the Berdoll books, though. As for the Dana Eilers book, it was more useful and groundbreaking four years ago when it first came out. It's rather old-hat now. Dana should do a new edition.
2007-06-01 11:45 am (UTC)
Re: I'll trade you the Berdoll for the Vonnegut
I don't think the Eilers book was bad, just very basic - particularly for someone who has just done law school. It was a refresher course. "Not worth reviewing" sounds worse than I meant - I should learn not to write at night!
I barely managed to slog through Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. It was the most boring trashy book I've ever read.
Does Wickham get what's coming to him in the next one?
Sort of and not really. Unsatisfying. I can give you a run-down if you really want.
You might enjoy _The Ladies of Missalonghi_ by McCullough.
It's a great deal of fun and a quick read, to boot.
I'll look for it when I am next at the library. Thanks!
You're welcome. :-) It was the first McCullough that I read and it was a fun little romp.
Ferrett and I were discussing this yesterday. I am so ashamed that it took me a little under 3 weeks to finish a PAPERBACK. A regular sized paperback! This has not happened since I learned how to read!
I told him I need to find a therapist or something because this is completely abnormal for me!
And what do I do to combat it? I have 10+ books on my side of the bed to read. So I go to B/N with my handy dandy gift cards and buy more.
However, alas it seems I can not bring the JFK tome on the plane because Ferrett told me it needs its own ticket. Crap.
Girl, you would not want to carry it on the plane. It's a boat anchor!
And, gee, maybe a recently-mobile baby and an active pre-schooler have a wee bit to do with your slowed reading! Give yourself a break!
It's about time for me to start re-reading the HP series. And I have to share, my best friend has finally given in, and she's reading the series, too. =)
I'm up to Order of the Phoenix now. The end of this book made me so mad that I'm really not looking forward to rereading it. I'm hoping for a pleasant surprise.
The last time I re-read the series, I skipped over Order of the Phoenix because I didn't want to go through it again. I was so frustrated with Harry through most of it. I'm going to have to read it again, though, I think. I hope it is better the second time around. Perhaps I was just reading too much into the waangst.
Don't bother with the movie version of Mistress of Spices, it's horrid. And that's coming from someone who loves Bollywood and likes Aishwarya Rai. She's the reason I picked it up off the shelf, but an actrress can only do so much for a movie.
Oh, bummer! I was curious about it.