Friday, April 10, 2015

Book madness, again

I took part in the recent March Madness and D.A. Carson won, again. I could not find the annual winner list but he won consecutively three years in a row, 2013 to 2015. The champion for 2012 was N.T. Wright, and the few years before that, March Madness were on volumes rather than persons.

Anyway, I always look forward to March Madness because books at 75% deals are a big deal. However, I didn't think I would get any of Carson's since I already have many of them, both printed and electronic.

But I just noticed a "just-a-few-days-left-deal" email in my inbox and thought I'd check it out anyway. And know what? I ended up buying three books! Sigh...

And the thing is I have all the three in printed copies!

Well, the reason why I got them was because I have been trying to read A Call to Spiritual Reformation since 4th Jan but right now the book is still less than half read sitting on the table in my living room. It's now more than three months since I've started on it and I have not picked it up for the last two.

So I thought I should get the electronic copy with the 75% deal. And I thought since I'm at it, I might as well get a couple more. Sigh...

A Call to Spiritual Reformation, Priorities from Paul and His Prayers
by D.A. Carson

A Model of Christian Maturity, An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 10 - 13
by D.A. Carson

Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, and His Confrontation with the World
by D.A. Carson



  1. You are such a prolific reader. We have begun to read some of Terri Blackstones mysteries. You have just inspired me to blog about reading!! Thanks for coming by and leaving me a comment. Interesting that your son and my granddaughter share a birth date.

  2. Hallo pearlie, I saw you over at Penless writer's.
    Want to come read more what you are saying.

  3. And then when I got to my blog I found a comment from one Pearlie! Please to have you.

  4. Hi Susan,
    I do come by your place quite often -- maybe I need to leave more comments ;) I will get over and comment on your post on reading shortly for sure.

  5. Hi Retha,
    My mentor kept telling me once there is no such thing as coincidences :) Things like this do amuse me - things happening "coincidentally".
    I am planning to be at your place to read you too. And I will be adding you blog to my list - making it easy, just a click away. I started blogging close to 10 years now (unbelievable!) and blogging is losing its popularity. I was thinking it's time I look for those still steadfastly blogging to connect with and there's Retha :) Lovely to "meet" you.