Here’s an idea of what I’m reading presently and what books have been influential in my life.
An easy winter read has been Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morey)…thanks to Laura L. for the lend…..quite clever writing to make a story about an old Jewish rabbi interesting.
I’m wading through a rather thick book…Paris, the Secret History, by Andrew Hussey. I must admit that I have to lay it aside every from time to time because it can get quite depressing…despite the glory and splendor of present day Paris….there has been a LOT of heartache, misery and bloodshed to get to this point.
I really enjoyed reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern this past summer. Amazing imagination to invent such a magical circus world. Thanks to my youngest daughter who gave it as a Christmas gift.
I have enjoyed the first of a series of children’s books (originally in English, but I’ve chosen la version française) called Les Enfants de la Terre or the Earth’s Children series. My friend, Wilfred in Montreal recommended this series to me and it fits well with my interest in prehistoric things and my recent visit to the cave paintings of SW France.
Sanan and I are read through in the mornings….Plan BE by Dave Andrews. We saw this Aussie at the Greenbelt Festival in England last summer and were touched by his simplistic, holistic approach to spirituality.
I also finally got around to reading Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron,…My friend Keith loaned it to me over a year ago….really touched me, the story of a burnt out pastor of a megachurch who learns about the spirituality of St. Francis and how that rocks his world. My recent post called We are all meaning-seekers comes from this book. As a sidebar…I was reading through his blog the other day when I realized we were at the same conference in New Mexico back in 2009.
Sanan and I read aloud in the mornings over breakfast The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the journey to wholeness, by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham. UPDATE: Really enjoyed this book….deals a lot with the spirituality behind the AA movement.
UPDATE: really enjoyed this book, Rouge Brésil and the author as well. A friend has recommended another one to me. I was particularly interesting in this fictitious account, that the chief of the Indians in the area of Rio de Janeiro, lived in my old neighborhood of Tijuca.