“The Message” paraphrase of the New Testament and “The Complete Writings of Josephus”.

Now there’s a couple of hard reads.  First I shall tackle a few novels featuring Horatio Hornblower.  I’m not sure I’ll ever be up to reading all of Josephus.  There’s no denying the historical significance of it but the guy did not put a very high priority on “weaving a story”.  It’s kind of like reading the contractor’s blog  for your house construction.  You’re kind of interested and some things stand out (wow, it takes that much drywall?)  but your attention soon fades.