Did you hear? There are more libraries in the US than McDonald's restaurants or Starbucks coffee shops. Just a little trivia for your Tuesday morning.
I've finished one library book since we've been home for the last three weeks. It was called Walking On Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L'Engle, and it was fantastic. My brother-in-law recommended it and now I'm recommending it too. Especially if you are an artist with a faith life, I think you'll like this one. If you're not an artist, though, and just interested in what Madeleine L'Engle had to say about how her faith influenced her work, check this one out.
I checked out Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner based on Anne Lamott's recommendation. It's only about 100 pages long but from what I can tell so far, it's a good one.
And finally, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee. Maybe I would have been assigned this book had I not changed my major from print journalism to broadcast? Who knows. I read about it on David Simon's website recently, and he said: "Whatever honor can be found in using the lives of others to tell tales is there, in the pages of that improbable book." I suppose it will be worth the read.
What are you reading lately?