Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WWW Wednesday

• What are you currently reading?
Don't Say I Didn't Warn You by Anita Renfroe (of "The Mom Song" fame). A little humor reading.
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. A collection of sermons.
Who's Pushing Your Buttons: Handling the Difficult People in Your Life by Dr. John Townsend. I love reading self-help in January. Not that I, you know, have any difficult people in my life. (she said, tongue firmly in cheek).

• What did you recently finish reading?
Spinsters in Jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh. I've been reading a lot of vintage fiction and mysteries in January: the book equivalent of comfort food. This one was kind of different from her others: set in France, shutting down a drug trade, kidnapped child - definitely a wilder ride than usual.

I also finished:
The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy Sayers. Brilliant. I wish I had a tenth of Sayers' brilliance. I probably only understood a small percentage of this book but I feel wiser and better for having read it. I'll revisit this one in the future. Maybe if I re-read it every few years I'll learn a bit more each time.

• What do you think you’ll read next?
Maybe one of these, unless a hold comes in from the library and jumps to the top of my stack:
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. I've never read this classic but Polly recently finished it and told me I would like it so I probably ought to give it a try. (Note: she was reading this edition with its beautiful illustrations.)

An out-of-print book called Old Man's Birthday by Richmal Crompton. (More of that vintage British fiction I was talking about)

Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America by Joan Wehlen Morrison. Seems like it ought to be right up my alley.

So, what are you reading these days? Anything I should add to my stack?
This post is linked to WWW Wednesday at Should Be Reading.
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1 comment:

Irish said...

Home Front Girl sounds interesting. I look forward to what you think about it.

My WWW Wednesday is here.

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