Saturday, October 28, 2006

this is what I'm reading right now

I've already mentioned that I'm in the midst of reading John Eldredge's Wild at Heart. I read several reviews of the book before I start reading it, and I have to say that much of what the reviewers said was on point. I'll finish the book before I give it a final judgment, though.

I'm also reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, now in paperbook form. If you haven't heard of the book (it's a #1 New York Times bestseller), it focuses on Abraham Lincoln and the men who helped him guide the country - the North, anyway - during the Civil War. This is the second time I have purchased the book. I bought it shortly after it was published, started reading it, took it on vacation, and lost it. I'm very excited to now have this book again, and I plan to keep a good watch on it.

I have to say, I love it whenever D.K. Goodwin comes on the TV screen. I know she's had issues with plagiarism in her past works, but that hasn't stopped me from reading what she's written. I don't know why, but I'm intrigued by her voice and her face. She's not particularly attractive, but she certainly isn't unpleasant-looking. She just seems so very knowledgable. If she ever does a book-signing in my area and I hear of it, you can bet I'll be there.


  1. Hey Matt,

    Long time since I've checked in with you. I'll be interested to hear your opinion on Wild at Heart...


  2. Kevin! Hey, good to see you... it has been a while. I kept your blog on my blogroll for a few months, thinking you'd come back to blogging quickly, before finally removing it. Now I'll put it back on since you've returned!
    And, (shhh! tell no one...) I share your sentiments about iMonk.

  3. You're not the only one with an interest in her.

    I don't think I have a crush on her like you do, but the remote tends to stop when she's on somewhere. She'd be interesting company.