I had to take a break from "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn. I am currently 191 pages into it (out of about 450!) and although good...its heavy. Plus, I got one of my books off the list as a Christmas gift and have been excited to read it ever since! It is Ani Difranco's "Verses" and it was a fantastic hour read--coming it at just under 100 pages. It is a book of poetry, and I would say abotu 65% of them have become lyrics to songs that I knew from my huge collection of her CDs that I own. I didn't know, however, that she was an artist that uses mixed media, canvas, and sketches, too, as they were strewn throughout. One of my favorite parts of the book was her dialogue with Sekou Sundiata. Ani started her own recording company (http://www.righteousbaberecords.com/) at the age of 18 and has been touring, writing, creating, and playing since then. Stefan and I have only had one chance to see her. It was a few years at the Rococco Theatre and it was amazing. I can't wait to see her again. She is a very passionate performer and even if you don't like her viewpoints or politics, you can't help but love her the minute she gets onstage and begins to sing. Thanks to Mom Mast for this great Christmas gift! Here's a pic of the 'little folk singer' onstage.
one of my favorite pics. The CD Revelling/Reckoning = In my view the #1 CD everyone must own.