Whatcha Reading? Wednesday


Let's see. I finished Susan Howatch's The Wonder Worker the other night when I couldn't sleep. I like Howatch, at least what I've read of hers. I like the story told from multiple viewpoints, causing you to re-evaluate your ideas about situations and characters as the story proceeds. I think she's also good at portraying how all of us are a tragic mixture of truth and lie, good and bad. I've another of her books, one of the family sagas, on my to read pile. Don't know when I'll get to it, though.

Just cracked open Vespers in Vienna by Bruce Marshall. Loaned to me by a friend, she found it at a library book sale. I read Marshall's The World, the Flesh, and Father Smith last year and loved it. Ann says Vespers is excellent. Two chapters in I can't tell yet.

I've got to go to the library and get my book club book for this month: Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell. She had written two sci-fi books before this. We read a review of it last year right before our book selection meeting. I don't even remember now what this one's supposed to be about!

Also on deck? Finishing my reread of Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.

Spiritual reading? Set aside the book about martyrs (was it making me feel too guilty?) and picked up Hind's Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard. I can really relate to Much-Afraid.

How 'bout you?



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