What I’m reading now

Down in the bottom corner of this page is a link to my current reading at Goodreads.  That list has some of the books I am reading but not all of them.  I have a tendency to read several books at once in various genres.  Depending on the time of day, the state of the weather, the level of noise in my house, how distracted my mind is, and my mood, I pick up one or another at any given time.  Here are my current reads:

Devotional: Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – this is a re-read (for the 10th or 11th time, I think) – always excellent, challenging, and comforting.

Theology/Christian Living – just finished Holy is the Day by Carolyn Weber.  See my review here.

History: The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson –  an interesting look at England in the summer of 1911. Nicolson shows the events and cracks in society that will help to lead to war a few years later.

Audio book for the car:  Don Quixote by Cervantes – I just started it but am already enjoying the story.

Read aloud with DS15: The Iliad by Homer – we are reading Fagles’ translation and listening to the audio, narrated by Derek Jacobi – the combination of Homer and Jacobi is unbeatable!

Other Nonfiction:  The Rock That is Higher: Story as Truth by Madeleine L’Engle – I love her fiction and am loving this book on writing and living and Christianity

The Magic Apple Tree by Susan Hill – recommended by a fellow Anglophile – Susan Hill writes beautifully and I am thoroughly enjoying this year in the Fen country with her

Just for fun:  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  by Alan Bradley – #1 of his Flavia de Luce mysteries – Flavia is a 10 year old genius who I am finding a bit annoying.  I’ve heard such good things about these books though so I am persevering.  I hope she grows on me before the end of the book.

What are you reading?  I always appreciate a good book recommendation to add to my massive TBR pile.

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