Before we drift to sleep, I read aloud (sometimes just a paragraph, other times a page or two) from Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage; we wake up to The Last Battle (snicker about that combination).
When I drive the car, I listen to Kathleen Norris’ Acedia & Me. Acedia means lack of caring…sort of like depression, but different.
If I have an afternoon with my eight year old grandson, our real aloud is Where the Red Fern Grows. We are at the happy parts of a compelling story; Gavin begs for one more chapter.
I’m plowing through Colin Thubron’s book Shadow of the Silk Road, a travel memoir. I believe this is the loveliest book cover…ever! So much terrain is unfamiliar; it takes longer to assimilate this reading. I had read the first two chapters a while back and put it down. When I retunred to it a few months later I had to start at the beginning. With forty pages to finish, I’ve read Thubron through China, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and we’re entering Turkey.
Donna at Quiet Life started a book club reading Bonhoeffer. I listened to it in 2012, and immediately bought the print copy because I wanted to read it with my eyes. What a remarkable family! What a rare jewel of a man!
Cindy at Ordo Amoris started a book club reading Hidden Art , in honor of the late Edith Schaeffer. I just located my copy and am happy to be re-reading this gem.
So you could say I’m filling my mind with art, Asia, apes, apathy, Achtung!, amicability, and adventure.
Just finished Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield – compelling, convicting, and creative!Now if I can just organize my thoughts for a review in time for Sherry’s weekly round-up!
hallo Carol – it’s been some time that I’ve posted …let’s just say that I’ve encountered some mid-noon arrow fights in my second half of life. I read Kathleen Norris’ book a few years ago (was it not on one of your lists a while ago?)….and lately she has been calling me for a re-visit…am I up to it? I’ve taken her from the shelf.
@sonskyn – Hi Sonja, it is good to hear from you. I have had Norris’ book on my to-read list since 2008. I’m sorry to hear about the mid-noon arrow fights. The Lord is near.