Thursday, January 5, 2012

Book list for 2012

I've just finished reading "Will the Real Heretics ....." and am halfway through "The Practice of the Presence....."

These two books I have borrowed from friends:

When I went to buy my bread from the bakery at the  Hutterite community nearby (where Peter Hoover who wrote "The Russian' Secret lives), they were giving away some books, so I took a copy of these: 

Marnie gave me this one for Christmas:

I bought these two recently:

And when I feel like reading some fiction...I have these two.  "The Hardest Thing...." is the 4th book in the Hawk and The Dove trilogy by Pen Wilcock, who blogs over at Kindred of the Quiet Way.  And I chose the other one mainly because of the setting...Alaska!

What are you reading this year?


  1. There is at least one shelf in my house filled with books I haven't read yet. So one of my good intentions for this year is to spend more time with the books I really want to read and get rid of the others. Declutter like Penelope Wilcox :)
    Here are the one's I start with (reading I mean)

    - Heart - Gail Godwin (love this writer)
    - The Everlasting Man - G.K. Chesterton (love him to)
    - Das Haus der Schwestern - Charlotte Link (to brush up my German)
    - Van je hoofd naar je hart (From your head to your heart)- Leo Fijen (A gift)
    - Pelgrim zonder God (Pelgrim without God) - (Another gift. Hmm.. not shure if I want to read about a pelgrim without God. Well...maybe it's good.)

    - O.. and rereading a few books from Charles Dickens. (Another favorite)

    Wish you a lot of happy hours with yóúr books this year.

  2. Words of Elizabeth Goudge on the gift of a book:

    "You give me great wealth, for the gift of a book is the gift of a human soul. Men put their souls in their books. When one man gives another a book then three souls are bound together in that most happy thing, a trinity. What a blessed thing is a gift! It was the old name for the Holy Spirit. The Gift."


  3. Hi Vera - I guess my decluttering is taking the form of narrowing my 'wants' and 'haves'. Knowing the difference between the things I really want and the things I just think I want (if that makes sense?). Learning my style of decor and narrowing that down, in that there are lots of things I like (including books), but I can't live with them all, so I have to make choices as to what things are important and needed in my life. But it seems I eliminate one thing...and then find something new to fill the gap!!!

    Looks like you'll be busy reading this year too :o)

  4. Hi Ember - not to be outdone, here are my book quotes :o)

    “A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
    Garrison Keillor quote

    “Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too that part of the pleasure of a library lies in its very existence”
    Jan Morris quote

    I read (or heard) somewhere of a person asking of another if they had read all the books in their library. I like the answer..."if I'd read them all, it wouldn't be a library!"

    I don't feel so bad now that I have books sitting on the shelves of my 'library' that I haven't read yet.