Reading and Writing

I just finished reading Book #7, Barchester Towers, which I could.not.put.down., and even before I quite finished it, I got my hands on a copy of The Help, which I also can.not.put.down., with the result that I put my knitting down too soon and stayed up too late last night. It's my day off, and I wouldn't be surprised if I finished it before I go to sleep (hopefully not too late) tonight.

Barchester Towers, the second in Anthony Trollope's Barchester Chronicles, charmed me. It's full of characters who leap off the page, and situations that play out in very satisfactory fashion, though not before some very human, cringe-worthy moments occur. I just discovered that there was once a miniseries and added it to my Netflix queue! I have the next volume ready on my Kindle. 

Salvation-on-the-small-screen  Today I'm hosting a discussion at RevGalBlogPals of a book I reviewed here late last year, Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television. 

And finally, I'm happy to say I finally got into the local paper again. The new regime there will not give me a date to write for and sometimes the seasonal pieces I send them don't get published–frustrating!! But the piece I wrote here about rearranging the living room, with some further work, was in the paper on Saturday. It's on the web, too.

What are you reading?

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5 thoughts on “Reading and Writing

  1. Deb

    I ordered the Trollope for my Kindle based on your recommendations! Right now I’m reading book #2 in the Marcus Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davies – a mystery series set in ancient Rome. I’m also working my way through your cousin’s newest book on eternal life as part of a book study. I’m also reading a science textbook to prepare a new science unit (ugh!) My reading is suffering right now, though, because I’m glued to the Olympics and trying to get my February Lady Sweater done by next Sunday since it’s my Knitting Olympics project.

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  2. Rev Dr Mom

    We’re having a book sale at church, and I “borrowed” two Mary Higgins Clark mysteries and zoomed through them. That’s about all I’m good for these days, but I’ve vowed to read somthing(s) more substantial for Lent. Must decide what they will be, since Lent is underway 😦

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  3. Nancy fitz

    I’m re-read the Potter books just for complete mindless downtown. I’m reading “They Like Jesus but not the church” (Dan Kimball) for a project this week. And hope to return to “The Great Emergence” (Phyllis Tickle) soon. I’m also slowing enjoying Anne Lamont’s “Plan B” which I’ve been meaning to pick up for a long time. I have some old Dick Francis books that I found at the used bookstore and several books on preaching that I haven’t decided when to crack. It is so nice to have time to read since I started this position a year ago. What a blessing it is.

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  4. Ali

    Will be reading “Till We Have Faces” for Book Group at church.
    We recently read “The Year of Living Biblically” – highly recommend. Funny and thought provoking.

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