I'm en route to Land o'Lakes this morning and thought I'd pre-schedule a post about what I've been reading. I'm leaving my laptop at home–gasp!!–but I'll be able to read any comments on my iPod Touch.
Book 18: The Murder Room, by P.D. James. I love Adam Dalgliesh. This was a good one. I really can't say more.
Book 19: Tears of the Giraffe, by Alexander McCall Smith. This is the second book in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series. I remain charmed.
Book 20: The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, by Simon Wiesenthal. Light Princess read this book with the advanced reading group at school, during a unit about the Holocaust and more particularly about the way truth is sometimes twisted. This edition of the book contains the responses of 30 years ago as well as more recent essays. LP tells me she was one of a very few students in her reading group who felt forgiveness was possible. The other kids said, "That's because you're Christian." I wonder what it's like to be in 8th grade and know that most other kids *don't* go to church? In my day, which is 35 years ago, I assumed everyone had a religious life. LP is the oddball.
And as far as forgiveness goes, I was given a great deal to think about and particularly appreciated the responses of Harold Kushner and Desmond Tutu.
On my Kindle for the trip, or rather on the Kindle app on my Touch, I have "Morality for Beautiful Girls," "Jesus, Interrupted" (so I don't have to carry the book, I'm halfway through and will review next week) and "Olive Kittredge."
What are you reading?