C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity: A Biography by George M. Marsden My rating: 2 of 5 stars Cutting to the chase: What I liked about the book: I learned about the early years when Lewis was asked to create a series of talks for the BBC during WWII. I think Marsden does very well describingContinue reading “Mere Christianity: A Biography by George M. Marsden”
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was quite the biography. How much of it happened as Cellini recorded it is a matter of question. I guess it would be good to read a biography of someone else who knew Cellini. What a braggadocio! He sounds likeContinue reading “More book reviews thrown together: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini; The United States and East Asia by Richard W. Van Alstyne”
I am still recovering from an upper respiratory infection. I’m off antibiotics but still tired. I hate being sick. It’s like entering a time warp where my schedule and life is in a grey zone. Tomorrow I’m going back to work and I think that will perk me up a great deal. In the meantime.Continue reading “Perris of the Cherry Trees by J.S. Fletcher, The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek and a couple of skinnies.”
Hello! No, I have not fallen off of the face of the earth, I only feel as though I have. Josh and I took a road trip to Illinois where we visited family and friends. It was fun: the visiting, the traveling…I especially enjoyed reading ghost stories by M.R. James to Josh as we wereContinue reading “Latest books I’ve been reading”
Listening to Faure. I visited my sister over the 4th of July weekend. Great visit as always. We talked politics, that gets intense, and we talked books; that also gets intense but in an enjoyable way. On the way home I could not resist topping by Recycled Books, which is a used bookstore housed inContinue reading “Burton: A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Byron Farwell”
I love the Texas countryside. I have attempted to paint the landscape that inspires me so. These are painted with oil on plank wood left over from my husband’s projects. They are $20.00 each. Leave a message if interested.
With The Candlestick? by S.E. Drake My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the second in a series by the Author and I enjoyed it very much. The first one is titled: Secrets and Stained Glass. As the blurb says, Stacie and Rose are room mates who work at a church in their smallContinue reading “With the Candlestick by S.E. Drake”