These past couple months I’ve acquired quite a few new books. So, I thought I’d share them with you. Let me know if there are any you’ve read and liked or read and didn’t like.
The first couple books are all about religion, they include:
1. Sisters: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America by John J. Fialka
2. Letters to a Diminished Church by Dorothy Sayers
3. Tried by Fire by William J. Bennet
And These are all the Fiction Books I’ve picked up recently:
4. Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
5. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
6. Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen
7. The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor
Since today’s prompt is space I thought I would interpret this a little differently and talk about my space or spaces where I keep my books. The way organize my books is the system that works for me right now. However, I am always looking for a better method. Continue reading
Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank is one of my favorite Batman comics. It’s a retelling of the origin story of Batman and some of our other favorite characters from Batman’s story. After I finished reading this or any other Batman comic and am still in the mood for more Batman I put on Batman The Animated Series or Batman Beyond (So Good!) and color.
For my short stories pick I chose Strange Brew a short story anthology edited P.N. Elrod. The stories in this anthology are all based around witches. I haven’t read this yet, but I think this will be a great read for October/ Halloween. I’m looking forward to reading the stories, by the authors familiar to me and by the authors I have not read before.
For my short book pick, I chose Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields. This book is under 200 pages and gives a great accounting of the life Jane Austen lived. This book is great if you want to pick up a short biography and learn about Jane Austen’s life.
I do get it. I used to think that nonfiction was dry, dense and gasp yes boring. But over this past year I discovered several books that made me change my mind. Nonfiction can be fun, it can be entertaining, it can make you laugh and it can move you to tears. Nonfiction did require me to change some of my reading habits because the way I needed to read it was different than how I read my regular fiction books. It does take a little bit to get acclimated to reading nonfiction. So here are some tips and tricks that helped me discover all the goodness that is nonfiction and some books that were interesting enough to keep my interest.