Home by Marilynne Robinson
After being so captivated by the writing and characters so generously gifted to us by Robinson in Gilead, I was soooo looking forward to moving on to Home. It didn't quite deliver what I was initially looking for (or readalong partner for that matter. She couldn't even bring herself to finish). But it gave me a few things I didn't even realize I wanted. I loved getting more insight into the motivations of a character that had so emotionally tormented the narrator in Gilea
Bears in the wild...
A friend snagged pics of me while I was reading Home by Marilynne Robinson during lunch. And DAMN, I need to hop on the treadmill. #marilynnerobinson #home #gilead
Too big for my britches
So, because I've been nailing 2015... reading-wise (not so much diet or exercise or life-plan wise), I think I recently got wayyyy too ambitious. I'm reading Selected Letters of Dawn Powell for my challenge... I'm listening to Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer... I took out Horrorstor (too lazy to figure out umlauts) by Grady Hendrix... I took out Delicious Foods by James Hannaham... I just picked up The Turner House by Angela Flournoy from my hold at
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Forgiveness. Forgiveness of others but, more importantly, forgiveness of ourselves. That is what Reverend John Ames struggles with as he writes to his child a journal that will be the only way in which his son will know him. Nearing the end of his life, the Reverend Ames is looking back at all the big and small ways in which he failed himself. And the forgiveness he seeks can only be accomplished as he tells his his story to someone he loves so much but whom will likely r