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Inklings

I'm addicted to books. According to Umberto Eco I am building an anti-library, meaning I own way more books than I have read. I love good fiction, literature, theology, Biblical studies, philosophy, children's books, and lots more.

Currently reading

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Danae Yankoski, Francis Chan
The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation
N.T. Wright
The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace
Kenneth J. Collins
Progress: 244/331 pages
House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
Progress: 50/662 pages
The Hound of the Baskervilles (with Illustrations by Sidney Paget)
Sidney Paget, Arthur Conan Doyle
Progress: 35 %
The Dead Zone
Stephen King
Progress: 52/402 pages
Holiness
J.C. Ryle
Help! I'm a Small Church Youth Worker: Achieving Big-Time Success in a Non-Mega Ministry
Rich Grassel
Progress: 57/115 pages
How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels
N.T. Wright
Progress: 69 %
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Rape Of Lucrece

The Rape Of Lucrece - William Shakespeare Lesson: If you have a great wife and think the world of her, keep your yapper shut unless you want bad things to happen to her.
Well...almost.
Poor Collatine seems to get a little more blame for the events that transpire than he deserves ("The niggar prodigal that prais'd her so"). The fact is that Tarquin is piece of toxic human waste who alone is to blame.
Disturbing topic (yes. It really is about rape), but Shakespeare is at the top of his game in poetics. The psychological insight into sexual perpetrator/victim mentality was the highlight of this poem. Unfortunately, the longer he kept going the more he started losing me.
Plus, the vindictive part of me was really hoping to see Tarquin eat it in the end. After all, one of Collatine's men is named Brutus...so I was looking forward to a mob knife scene ala "Et tu, Brute?"