Picked up Douglas Coupland's new book yesterday The Gum Thief. It begins as depressingly as I'd expect a Coupland novel to do. Hopefully it'll be better than jPod which was more of a concept than a novel. The character muses on the futility of their life and desire to escape early on - a poor man's attempt at Ecclesiastes. Still, three pages in is a bit early to pass verdict on it!
In a crafty combination of a book voucher and a 2 for 3 offer I got three books for eight pounds. I also got Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley (which is an interesting short story that I read after work with a large mug of coffee) and the late Alistair Cooke's book of essays Letter from America which should make ideal bathroom reading. I ♥ books.
Work yesterday centred around finishing off a talk I'm preaching at Bath University this evening, and the Exeter Evangelical Partnership meeting about Hope08 which was a good opportunity to meet gospel partners and pray together. Encouraging to see a wide range of evangelical churches and ministries seeking to help one another be more fruitful.
It also occured to me last night, probably not for the first time, how blogs can be like bad homegroups, tabloid-soundbite sharing of ignorance. What should I do with that thought? Probably employ it in writing more thoughtful blogposts, but instead I did what bloggers do - I posted it! I suddenly feel like the media commenting on the media...
Tim Suffield asked me yesterday how I find time to blog. On the evidence of this post the answer is simple - I just click 'create' and let the drivel flow. Much like the BBC News I'm watching this morning that is trying to tell me (and tell, rather than persuade) me that the last footage of Diana is fascinating. I think I'll turn it off.