Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Open Book: February '17

Linking up with Carolyn and sharing what I've been reading

   In January I finally finished The Life You Save by Paul Elie learning more about Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Flannery O'Connor and being introduced to Walker Percy.  As I wrote before it is a dense book packed with information both biographical and spiritual and while it was a slog definitely a worthwhile one.

I'm currently reading Troubling a Star the last installment in the Austin Series by Madeline L'Engle which I've been playing catch-up on her books and reading over the last couple of years.  The book is in a sense very familiar visiting again with the Austins and L'Engle's writing.  The series seems to switch between slice of life and mystery intrigue and we are again in the realm of mystery as Vicki travels to Antartica to visit a friend and finds herself caught up in a power play to own a portion of control over the natural resources to be found at the South Pole.  This isn't shaping up to be my favorite book of her's but L'Engle is always good by me even when she isn't great.

What are you reading these days?
Please head over to Carolyn's for more Open Book.


  1. Thanks for linking up! I've never read anything by Madeline L'Engle. I guess I should rectify that one of these days! Where do you recommend I start.

    1. My favorite are her Crosswick Journals; the first of which is Circle of Quiet.

  2. I haven't read any L'Engle, either. Hope to sometime soon! And that first one you mentioned also sounds really interesting. :)