Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Books Are My Friends
This is my son, reading in my sister's bookstore - I love having a bookstore in the family!
I'm loving my book club. We meet at church. We have very lively discussions. Sometimes about our book, but many times about everything under the sun, usually with a faith or church bent to the discussion. The book we just finished was not our favorite. I won't even say anything about it, because I disliked it so much that I stopped reading at chapter 2. But we still had a good discussion. Now we are starting Speaking of Faith by Krista Tippett. I am looking forward to digging into this one.
However, there are too many books in my head, and in my To Be Read pile. I am currently reading two books at once! I don't like doing that, but I frequently do, because I just can't wait to start some of them that seem like they'll be so good. And aren't words and language just scrumptious? Yesterday's post included a quote from one of my books... I loved the language! ".....he spoke slowly, gobbling the words in his jaws before he let them out." Isn't that just poetic?
Yesterday on the radio I heard an interesting interview with a top interpreter from ?? somewhere in the Middle East. He has been involved in high-powered meetings with presidents and prime ministers and such. He spoke very beautifully about the power of language and its beauty and meaning. And even the meaning in what is not said. These are the things that interpreters listen to! I am also an interpreter (Sign Language and English). I listen to all those same things, and my work involves understanding the meanings, the implications, the emotions of what is said and what is implied and the meaning in what is not said. Then I must convey all those affects in the other language. What a great job!
Aren't words fun? Words and books are my friends.