Married to the Empire

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On the nightstand

I'm an avid reader. It's my #1 hobby, so at any given time, I'm in the middle of various books. Yes, that would be plural. I usually have something I'm reading at night before I go to bed, something in the CD/tape player in the kitchen, and something else in my bag for when I'm substitute teaching.

On the nightstand is The Last Command by Timothy Zahn. TLC Lest you think I'm a total Star Wars nut, I have to explain why I'm reading this. I get to do a lot of neat things because my husband is a stormtrooper. Most recently, we attended a book signing for Timothy Zahn. The stormtroopers and I went to dinner with Zahn afterwards. He is a wonderfully nice man, and he even teaches Sunday school! I thought it would be polite to actually read something he's written. I started with his first Star Wars novel and discovered that it's the first in a trilogy. Of course, I couldn't read the first third of a story, so I've worked my way to the last book. I think I'll be done with Star Wars novels at the end of this book! I'm a Star Wars purist, meaning I really only care about the story (movies) that George Lucas created. But I made an exception since I've met Mr. Zahn. :-)

In the kitchen I'm listening to Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Twilight One of my internet friends got me hooked on this series. It's a vampire romance. Yep, sounds very weird, but it's very good! And I don't read romance!!!

In the sub bag is The Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland. THOTA This book is for all artistic types in church ministry. It directly addresses issues faced by the average artsy person and how to deal with them in a biblical, God-honoring manner. It's a great book about how to use your talents to God's glory. I highly recommend this if you are a musician, actor, dancer, or whatever other type of artist who wants to use your talents in ministry.


Dana said...

Hi Ewokgirl! You left a super-nice comment on my blog, Kismet art and life, so I meandered over here to check yours out!
I too am an avid reader. I have 2-3 on my nightstand that I'm currently reading, one in my personal car, one in my government vehicle, and one at my office!
In fact, SHAME ON ME, I was pulled over once for reading a book while driving. YIKES!
I'm going to check out the Twilight series, thanks for posting about it.

Ewokgirl said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope to eventually figure out how to do pictures, so maybe I'll put some of my own cards up for people to see. They're nothing like yours (yours are far more complex!), but I try. :-)

I think you'll really enjoy the Twilight series. I had no idea I'd become so hooked! I passed my books on to some of the girls in my youth group at church, and they're hooked now, too!