Books & Writing · Music & Art

The Accidental Billionaires and others

In my Breathing In category of posts, I write about various art forms that not only interest me but sort of infuse with artistic fuel. Every artist needs to breathe in art, and not just their primary focus. I’m first and foremost a musician, but I appreciate most other arts—even dabble in them a bit. I like writing probably because I’ve always liked reading.

Here are some books on my current reading list:

  • The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich (nonfiction). So far an interesting read, though maybe not the best writing. About eight chapters in and Mark Zuckerberg seems like a bit of a jerk. But then, what do I know about being a genius?
  • Sabbath by Dan B. Allender (nonfiction). Another book in “The Ancient Practices Series,” but much better than the atrocious The Sacred Meal. I can’t wait to finish it to share with you what I’ve learned and how we can Sabbath better. (Is that a verb?)

 

  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott. I started reading this one voraciously but have since slowed to breathing in a chapter at a time. What a wonderful book for writers (and those who’d like to become one).

 

  • The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (fiction). I’m listening to this audiobook at the gym, as I set out on trying to become a runner. Thinking I might run a 5K this year.

 

  • The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow (fiction). Next on my fiction list.
  • Churched: One Kid’s Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess by Matthew Paul Turner (nonfiction). Next on my nonfiction list.
  • Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell,  and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived by Rob Bell (nonfiction). Also on my list of books to read, mostly to see what the fuss is about.

What are you reading?

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