January 19, 2008


Alex is keeping track of all the books she reads this year and challenges others to do the same. I don't know if I will keep track of all of them but here is my early January list: To Darkness and to Death by Julia Spencer-Fleming (starring an Episcopalian priest and former Air Force pilot, now serving in a small upstate New York town, who falls in love with the police chief and solves murders.... pure escapism); Rebecca Wells' Ya-Yas in Bloom, which I did as an audio book with a wonderful reader who did all the Southern voices just as they would have sounded; Fannie Flagg's Standing in the Rainbow, also an audio book (I think I am on a Southern bender here); Anne Perry's A Christmas Secret, and, in progress, Anne Perry's Dark Assassin. None of this is high-brow but then, I don't really need that at the end of my day. I need something that occupies me but does not require too much thought. But I've also gone back to The Public Reading of Scripture, and James Berkley's Leadership Handbook of Management and Administration for my class in pastoral leadership and church administration. If I have to own up to my reading list, I wonder if I will want to read "better" stuff. Who knows? Any of you want to offer suggestions for me to better myself ... or engage in nice, comforting fluff? Let me hear from you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Try Robert Fulghum's "What On Earth Have I Done?". Simple, light, short, observations that can sneak up on me with a laugh, an ah ha, or a poignancy that comes not from the writing but from within. Nice just before sleep.