literary thoughts

Books on a bookshelf.

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with the holiday season officially upon us, it’s nice to find some sanity in between the pages of books, is it not?  allowing yourself to become wrapped up in a good story is a great way to get away from the stresses  that everyday life so often brings.

with that said, what are you currently reading?  what has you staying up late at night, or up early in the morning?  what has you ignoring your responsibilities for “just one more page”?

my current reads can be found here.  you can also access that link at the top of this blog by hovering over “literature” and then clicking on “books i’m reading”.

i look forward to hearing what you’re currently in the middle of reading.

traveling mercies,
jdh

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2 thoughts on “literary thoughts

  1. I’m such a literary snacker. :)

    But, what I’ve read in the past two weeks (that matters, anyway): Michael Ondaatje’s “Anil’s Ghost”, “God Went to Beauty School”, “Silence” by Shusaku Endo, and “Americans and their Land” by Anne Mackin. Both the Ondaatje and Endo books kept me up nearly all night.

    What I’m reading now: a gazillion books for my final papers, “Six Characters in Search of an Author” (Luigi Pirandello), “Yalo” by Elias Khoury, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (to relax my brain), “Religion and Science” (Ian Barbour), “Religion and Science” (Bertrand Russell), “Good without God” by Gregory Epstein, and a few back issues of “Frieze” and “Art in America”. That and a dozen rereadings of “Goodnight Moon” for Monkey. My brain is stuffed with words.

    • mmm… new things i must discover.

      i really enjoyed “the time traveler’s wife” – that one was enjoyable to read from start to finish. also love monkey’s “goodnight moon” – excellent!

      i’m really, really enjoying frederick buechner’s “secrets in the dark: a life in sermons” – it’s like a rich dessert that can only be consumed in small portions.

      still have a lot of books on my shelf that i purchased with the hopes of reading. (what can i say? i collect books) i think i’ve got at least a few months’ worth of reading right now were i not to purchase another book (and i just purchased another one today thanks to a sale on amazon…)

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