28 December 2013
It was singing all day today — first, a wedding; then, rehearsal for Sunday morning services, where I sang two solos; then, rehearsal for the New Years Eve concert which was a bit frightening. The Bach we’re singing is quite insane, and I just can’t make sense of it. It didn’t help that I hadn’t even seen the music until today.
I’m re-reading all of the Harry Potter books with my brother though — he has never read them, and I jumped at the excuse to explore them all again. I’m loving it. Finished the first one tonight: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In America, it’s named the sorcerer’s stone because the only philosophers they have are academics.
As much as I want to dive into the books I brought home yesterday from St. Andrews, I still have a big stack of library books to either get through or renew:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Jacob and I each took out the first four books from the library because we are expecting to fly through them quite quickly.)
- Awakening the Heart: essential Buddhist sutras and commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh (which has been requested by someone else and is due back at the end of the week. And is also about 600 + pages. I might have to wait until next time to read it)
- The Miracle of Mindfulness: a manual on meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Atonement by Ian McEwan (I read it before the film came out, because I wanted to see the film so badly, but I read the book so quickly that I would like to re-read it now, I think)
- The diary of Vaslav Nijinksy (a recommendation from my poetry teacher)
- The North End of the Possible by Andrew Philip (a Scottish poet I met earlier this year and am friends with on Facebook!)
Never too many words.