I read a few mysteries and reviewed them at Blogcritics. “Bad Business” by Robert B. Parker – the latest Spenser, and “The Last Good Day” by Gail Bowen, the latest in the Joanne Kilbourn series. I enjoyed them. “Poisoned Cherries” by Quentin Jardine was trashy. I wrote some music and movie reviews too. Canadian folk singer David Francey, the DVD release of the movie “Coming Home“.
I read some more literary fiction – the second in McMurtry’s Berrybender series “The Wandering Hill” and Thomas Keneally’s “The Office of Innocence“. I think Keneally is wonderful, and I have more of his novels on my reading list – presently reading “The Tyrant’s Novel”.
I couldn’t get interested in “The Lives of the Saints” or Erdrich’s “Antelope Woman” and I left them unfinished.
I started to look at some writing on theology and spirituality – I read theologian Jonathan Sacks – “The Dignity of Difference” and novelist Nevada Barr writing a personal memoir of memory and spirituality called “Seeking Enlightenment, Hat by Hat“. I reviewed them for Blogcritics and I have posted my reviews elsewhere in the blog. I also read A.N. Wilson’s “Paul, The Mind of the Apostle” and George Weigel’s “Letters to a Young Catholic“. I haven’t posted those reviews within this blog yet.
Presently also on the bookshelf – a couple of psychology books about the concept of “flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, “Pride and Prejudice”, “Crime and Punishment”.