On Monday I finished The Bastard of Istanbul, by Elif Shafak, and immediately posted about it. It was one of those times where I felt inspired to write about it right away because I wanted to share with the world the amazing experience of the book. It felt good to feel that and to be able to write a review right away (although it did result in my going to bed a bit late).
After a bit of ambivalence about what to read next, I picked up the seventh Anne of Green Gables novel, Rainbow Valley. However, I also felt a bit like reading non-fiction, so I turned to a trio of books on Unitarianism and/or Universalism that I recently inherited from my grandmother. I attend a Unitarian Universalist church and am exploring what that means. I chose the most difficult one first and made it through a 90-page monograph titled American Universalism, by George Huntston Williams. I think it was the sort of thing that only theology students would normally read! But I did find bits and pieces of it interesting. The other two books are geared more towards lay-people and I think will go more quickly (A Pocket Guide To Unitarianism, with numerous authors, and Our Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism, by John A. Buebrens and F. Forrester Church). After I’ve read them all I’ll probably do a joint post/review about them.
Today it is raining and would be a good day to curl up with a book, but I have been busy with church and grocery shopping and will soon have a friend over for tea. So not as much reading today as I might like (but of course raining days are also appropriate for tea and good company 🙂 ). How was your week in reading?