10 Books to Read Before Watching The Young Pope

Television really seems to be having a golden age right now.  A few years ago, I had completely given up on television, but with the many great dramas out there now it seems I spend quite a few hours each week watching the tube!

One show I have really enjoyed is The Young Pope.  Jude Law is pleasing on the eyes and the cinematography is worth it all by itself.  The music is pretty good as well.  Paste Magazine posted a list of ten books to read before (or after) you watch The Young Pope.  It really is a great list – every one of the books made it onto my personal “To-read” list.  Now if I can just quit watching television long enough to read them.

Enjoy!

Experience the Oldest Bible

For those of you that love books (see my post “Do You Love Reading or Do You Love Books?”), there is a new book online.  The Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world according to its Website (http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/).

The Codex Sinaiticus is made up of  just over 400 large leaves of prepared animal skin and contains about half of the Old Testament and Apocrypha (the Septuagint), the whole of the New Testament, and two early Christian texts not found in modern Bibles.

I think this Website will primarily be of interest to academics, but for those of you who love books – it is worth a visit.  The Website also contains links to The British Library, the National Library of Russia, St. Catherines Monastery, and the Leipzig University Library.  Have fun with this one booklovers!