Today is Tuesday April 30, 2013

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Here’s what I’m reading now for my next WEB project. If you are a budding gothic writer or maybe interested in assisting the ministry of the New Apostolic Reformation (the dominionists), this book’s for you! The Macks really know their stuff, from obscure Japanese to spiritual spirits of the Amazon. The feet always give the demons away.

►I’m of course enjoying it on my Kindle Paperwhite.

 

The power went out at my house yesterday at 4:20 and did not come on until after 1 AM after the thunderstorms. Luckily, I had just charged my Kindle in the morning, so I was able to:
►finish “Fly By Night” by Ward Larsen,
►read the first 4 chapters in “Goodbye to a River” by John Graves (the current www.HoustonBookClub.com selection
►read another 3 chapters in the “A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits” by Carol and Dina Mack
►start “The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel (Book 1) by James Patterson.”

Maximum Ride’s flight from the Erasers looks a lot like Dean Kountze’s portrayal of the Freaks in “Odd Apocalypse.” I’ll find out more when I retire for the evening.

I wish I had more rainy days to just stay inside and read.

Stella said: Rainy days don’t get readers down as we always have the comfort of a book. What do people who don’t read do when it’s raining or snowing? Beats me!

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, as documented in the Hebrew Bible, angels are said to have free will. Without free will, how could there be fallen angels. In Islam, angels do not have free will, but are eternally faithful to God. It seems to me fertile ground for all sorts of fictional musings! Further, with free will, we need not think of demons as 100% bad and angels as 100% good. So, there could be a confluence of sorts between members of the good/evil teams. What do you think?