With Craig in the hospital for a few days, I had lots of time to read while I was sitting around. So let’s see what I got finished:
Finished this week: Finished the last two of Marion Chesney’s Poor Relations series–Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue and Back in Society. That wraps up this funny, sweet, inconsequential, improbable series. It came at a really good time for me.
Also read the next (to me) in the Maisie Dobbs series — A Lesson in Secrets. I liked this one, it had less of the psychic woo-woo in it than some of the previous ones. Maisie works for the Secret Service by teaching at a small college where there is some concern of ideas “dangerous to the Crown” may be developing. Interesting look at the rise of Hitler from a distance and the initial sympathies of many for him. I will read the next when I come across a copy.
But the best reading was Andrew Klavan’s The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ. This was a five star book for me and anyone who peruses my Goodreads ratings will see that those are few and far between. I love conversion stories and this one is fascinating because he maintains that the study of literature was what moved him on his way toward faith. He also deals honestly and forthrightly with anti-Semitism and how he reconciled his faith with the strains he saw throughout Western culture. Very interesting. I want a book copy (I had a Kindle copy from a daily deal) so I can highlight better. HIGHLY recommended.
Currently reading: Still stuck on The Girls of Atomic City for book club. It is interesting but it’s not grabbing me.
Also in the midst of He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly. I will finish, but right now I have some pretty furious thoughts about this book. And I suspect that I will be in the minority of reviewers over at Goodreads. We’ll see.
In the on-deck circle: The Hallowed Hunt, still. Then I think it may be time to pick up a “classic” of some sort and read something that has some age on it. I’m beginning to think that I don’t like literary fiction of the moment very much.
How ’bout y’all?