Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What I'm Reading

Right now I've got several books going.

The Soloist, by Steve Lopez.  Story of a newspaper columnist who befriends a talented musician who suffers from mental illness.  It's my 'downstairs' book, the one I read over lunch, or when I am waiting for a client to arrive for a fitting appointment. I'm about a third of the way through this. (When getting the link to the Amazon.com listing for this, I discovered that it has been made into a movie).

The Last Ship, by William Brinkley.  Naval novel of nuclear holocaust leaving just one American ship and one Russian sub. I've read it before so it's going quickly this time around; I'm in the final quarter of the book. This is my 'light bedtime reading' book.

On the Holy Spirit, Saint Basil the Great.  Discussion on the third Person of the Trinity by one of the greatest of the early Fathers.  This is very slow going, as there is a lot to digest in every paragraph.  I expect it to take me about a year to finish this. I generally pick this up in the morning before I start work, while I'm waiting for my iron to heat up.

What have you read recently, or what are you reading now?


  1. I never get a chance to read for some reason. But I did read the book that Michael Oher wrote (the guy from "The Blind Side") and it was really good. It compared what really happened to how the movie portrayed it. I'm hoping that once the kids are in school, I can do some more reading.


  2. I'm finishing up a book a friend gave me a while ago, The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God (Ignatius)...I'm just getting into a few books I may use with the children that another friend passed on to me, Little Catechism on the Eucharist & The Sacrament of Confirmation (New Hope Publications)...& I'm in the middle of For Altar & Throne (lent to me by my sister) & a book on the life of Bl. Miguel Pro.