I got the second and third parts of my December order last night, and I’m pleased to say that they’re much more along the lines of what I was expecting when I started this project.
The first package I opened contained this religious manual:
It’s an “alternative to the traditional age-based Communicant’s Class, offering Reformed and Presbyterian churches of any size a way to bring students into the church as communing members when the students are ready.”
I’m going to read this, as it’s pretty short, but… I am neither Presbyterian nor a parent so. Yeah. Just skimming the first few pages it’s interesting to read a book that presumes A LOT about its audience. Not only is it using terminology I don’t understand, but it’s also making moral and ethical and personal assumptions about me as a reader that are out of the ordinary compared to what I usually read.
Next up, we have Screamers, an obscure sci-fi movie from 1995:
According to IMDB, it’s based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, who is a science fiction author I like — his stories have formed the (often very loosely interpreted) basis for tons of films, many of which suck, some of which are wonderful. This one is probably going to suck, but I look forward to watching it.