It’s been a good-ish week for reading although there’s only one review for you. This has been more of a writing week than a reading week though. I’ve started working through The Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self so have been doing a lot of writing and thinking. I haven’t written anything truly creative yet – it’s mostly been stream-of-consciousness whining but I’m telling myself that this will come in time. I’ve also signed up for a short OU course on creative writing – Start Writing Fiction – which begins in May although I may have to postpone until October if family things don’t go according to plan.
I seem to be much more restrained when it comes to acquisitions at the moment. I won’t say I’m on a book diet but I have stopped automatically buying books for rewards and treats. As a result, there are only two newcomers to my library this week
For the week ahead I’m going to continue alternating Christian fiction with Christian non-fiction as my Lenten practice. I have to confess that this restriction is beginning to chafe now. It has made me much more conscious of some of the wonderful secular books which are waiting on me. I suppose it’s like a food diet – as soon as you say ‘no more chocolate’ that becomes the one thing you crave.
Books Read & Reviewed:
- Amy Clipston – A Gift of Grace – 2011/012
- Alexander McCall Smith – Blue Shoes and Happiness: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agence Volume 7 (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) [BookMooch]
- J B Priestley – An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics) [Purchase]
The Week Ahead:
- Carolyn Custis James – Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women [Currently Reading]
- Claire Connor with G P Taylor – The Promise (Lipstick Confessions 2)
- Noel Cooper – What Makes Us Whole: Finding God in Contemporary Life
- Victoria Bylin – The Bounty Hunter’s Bride (Love Inspired Historical)
- Douglas Leblanc – Tithing (Ancient Practices)
- Erin Healy – The Promises She Keeps
- Tom Wright – Surprised by Hope
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