Work and life have been very busy lately so I haven't had much time to post anything of real substance here (though I have managed to keep up with the quote of the week) or had the time to read anything in theology or philosophy; I've mostly been reading tech articles and books. The last book philosophy book I read was Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche and I must say that is one of the best books I've read. Love him or hate him, that is a fun book (I'm sure I just made a few hardcore Nietzscheans scream with rage by that comment). Fun? Yes. Fun. I like philosophy and I like literature. Guess what? Zarathustra has both. Fun I say.
Anywho, my leisure reading has come to a halt, but I plan on etching in some time for it sometime soon My goal is to read at least 5 books from my 2013 list. Keep in my mind, since I'm an IT professional for a living and for hobby I'll already be reading/studying for Windows 8 and Server 2012 certifications; so reading 5 "fun" books will be a challenge for me since I read so much anyway for tests.
My 2013 "to read" list
Allan Bloom - Love and Friendship
Aristotle's Ethics, Poetics, Metaphysics, and Politics
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile: Or, On Education (Bloom translation)
J.I. Packer - Knowing God
Machiavelli - Prince
Michael S. Horton - Christian Faith: Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way
Paul Copan - Is God a Moral Monster?
Plato - Apology, Phaedo, and Symposium
Thomas Sowell - Intellectuals and Society, Vision of the Anointed
William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland - Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview