25Apr

I Am The Book Worm!

Just look at these gorgeous books! If that’s not proof that I am the most amazing book worm ever, then I don’t know what is. You jealous? Yeah, you should be. Want my books? Too bad. Want to sniff it? Get out of my house! Okay okay, I am clearly kidding. This is not the most amazing collection of books you have ever seen and I am not the best reader in the world. Frankly, I’d nominate our fellow blogger David for a position as a book worm. He’ll literally read to the point of insanity. Ask him for more details! Well anyway, I was blessed to have received these books from a friend that I am not sure wants to be named here. And contrary to what the image humbly suggests, these books do not really belong to me as much as it belongs to the team at Walking Christian. If any of my fellow bloggers are interested in reading these books, feel free to let me know but please expect a 2-3 year shipping delay. There’s another book that I ordered via Kindle titled “Memorize the Faith!” – which for technical reasons could not be included in the image.

I personally prefer ebooks but nothing does beat the physical experience of waiting to receive a book in the mail and opening it up like it’s your first time getting a package. Oh, must I mention the life-changing experience of sniffing the book as you turn its lovely pages? It’s such an addictive drug, trust me. Try it out for yourself someday at a bookstore near you. For a philosopher though, the best part is sinking in all of that information and feeling like you’re becoming 10x smarter. I really couldn’t ask for a better gift. Though at first, I honestly resisted because I don’t want to be a free loader. He convinced me to accept the offer but I still feel as if nothing I can say or do could show my appreciation. It’s hard because I think other people are better than I am and deserve these things much more than I ever could (c.f, David the Book Worm). Nevertheless, it appears the Lord has blessed me with many things and I really do hope to share this knowledge with others on WC. Or perhaps you’ll have some insightful criticism (I’m looking at you, Robert!).

I’ll be discussing my reading habits soon, something that I am not particularly proud of but hopefully it’ll work as an inspiration for future discipline. I should note that one of the books (Think Christianly) was actually a gracious offer by the folks at Engaging Church. I’ll be providing a review to this ASAP. For those who want some quick links to the books that I just received, I’ll provide them in a second. Please note that these are affiliate links, so if you purchase them through us, you’ll be supporting the future growth of WC. I’ll explain why we’re doing that in the future as well but your support means a lot to us. Rest assured, we’re not a secret terrorist organization with an agenda to blow up abortion clinics. Your support will go toward the continuation of this ministry, not for future trips to Disney Land or Las Vegas. Here you go:

  1. The Last Superstition – Edward Feser
  2. An Introduction to Philosophy – Daniel J. Sullivan
  3. Think Christianly – Jonathan Morrow
  4. Questions that Matter – Ed. L. Miller, John Jensen
  5. Memorize the Faith! (And Most Anything Else) – Kevin Vost

Enjoy being a Book Worm!

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  1. If that’s not proof that I am the most amazing book worm ever, then I don’t know what is.

    *ahem*

    http://imgur.com/exbVZ

    And no, sadly I didn’t fake that. Although they’re not *all* books – some of them are papers, short stories, etc. and some of them are dictionaries, reference books, or encyclopedias.

    Oh, must I mention the life-changing experience of sniffing the book as you turn its lovely pages? It’s such an addictive drug, trust me.

    You haven’t truly sniffed a book until you’ve sniffed a book from 1923:

    http://imgur.com/On0nW

    It’s like baking soda for libraries.

    Or perhaps you’ll have some insightful criticism (I’m looking at you, Robert!).

    You keep writing, I’ll keep critiquing :D

  2. David, the heterodox Protestant, natural law theorist, metaphysical nominalist, solipsist.

  3. That Introduction to philosophy looks really good. Keep my name on the waiting list for that one until I make up my mind ;) Also, you’ve given me a brilliant idea. I could also offer up some of the books I don’t read in my library (or want) to other readers in the blog.

    • No problem, I’ll keep your name in the list. It’s definitely a great book as it is championed (by none other than the great Feser) for being the best introductions to A-T around. Dude! That’s what I was thinking when I offered these books to other readers in the blog… except I only extended the offer to the bloggers but that could work. Perhaps our own book exchange?

  4. Robert,

    http://imgur.com/exbVZ

    The HEQ? o_o That’s insane. Do you carefully hand pick these books or what? Because I cannot imagine they’re all high quality books. I am assuming it includes different topics, not just philosophy right? Sheesh, I definitely cannot compete with this…

    You haven’t truly sniffed a book until you’ve sniffed a book from 1923:

    LOL. You too? Always nice to hear from a professional book sniffer ;) Looks like it would smell AMAZING. Old books do indeed smell the best.

    You keep writing, I’ll keep critiquing

    Bring it on :D Healthy rivalry FTW.

  5. The HEQ? o_o That’s insane. Do you carefully hand pick these books or what? Because I cannot imagine they’re all high quality books. I am assuming it includes different topics, not just philosophy right? Sheesh, I definitely cannot compete with this…

    Haha. Most of them are hand picked, but not all of them are high quality (I’m embarrassed to admit that The God Delusion is in there). Admittedly, some of them aren’t books I’ve read all the way through – just things I’ve needed in the past for a reference or citation, or to get a general feel for what’s happening in a specific field. And no, they’re not all philosophy. About a third of them are fiction, most fantasy or sci-fi. Also the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft. The rest span philosophy, religion, logic, maths, all the natural and social sciences, computing, linguistics, and medicine.

    You’re right, you can’t compete with this. But trust me, you don’t want to. I’m pretty obsessive.

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