I am excited that summer is showing off here in
It is beauty to behold.
I am also excited that our weekend is not overly full.
This makes for lots of patio time…
tending the garden and harvesting so much lettuce.
I wouldn’t mind Peter Rabbit making an appearance as we have
plenty to share and share we have.
I also plan to kick my flip-flops off and read and sip anything that
Here’s what is on my stack this month.
Books I pulled off my own shelves,
borrowed from library shelves and shelves
that require payment, places where they frown if you
don’t leave some cash behind.
A delightful assortment, I believe.
Walking On Water– after checking this book out countless times from the library.
I finally broke down and ordered it.
It is time to underline and scribble in the margins.
A classic book about faith and art and so much more.
Sacred Thirst- my friend Karen gave me this book many years ago.
It was one of her favorite books one semester during seminary.
Books find us at just the right time. I had read bits and pieces of this book before but
opening the pages this week was like an arrow speeding towards my heart.
It went deep and was richly comforting. Just what I needed at the right time.
The Middle Place I have meant to read this book for quite some time.
I recall watching, I believe, 60 Minutes, chronicling the evolution of this book.
What struck me the most was Kelly Corrigan’s mom.
She went into bookstores and turned her daughter’s book covers so they faced out on shelves.
She also went up to patrons and asked them if they had read her daughter’s book.
I have a mom like that.
I love reading memoirs.
Sacred Rhythms-Yes, another book about spiritual disciplines.
I can’t count the number of times this book has been footnoted in other books
I have read over the years.
Time to find out why.
Summer creates a space that I find perfect to contemplate what needs to
grow, what needs to be pruned and what needs weeding.
Continuous Container Gardens-This one is just plain fun!
This book takes a pot and shows how to plant it for all four seasons.
I think it is quite brilliant actually.
Some are definitely not my style but it is visual joy to look through all the ways one pot can
have an extended life.
The Night Circus-I finished this one on Thursday.
It was delightful and magical and suspenseful.
It was different from anything I have read previously.
Fiction writers astound me. I truly sit and stand in awe.
I am also a bit awestruck that this book will become a movie.
What are you reading?
I am fresh out of fiction…any suggestions?
Enjoy your weekend!