What I’m reading

There’s a chill in the air. It’s that time of year when the hours of daylight decrease and my dread of winter increases. Writing, reading, and practicing the dulcimer will help get me through the cold months ahead.

I’m currently reading The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens; My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor; and The Apostles’ Creed:  Fresh Water From An Ancient Spring, by James O. Speed.

My Sunday School class has just started a study of the Apostles’ Creed, and we’re using James. O. Speed’s book as our textbook. It promises to be an enlightening study of a creed that I sometimes say by rote without thinking about the words.

I am just 70 pages into The Life We Bury and I am so impressed with Allen Eskens’ writing that I already look forward to his next novel. The Life We Bury is his first novel. This novelist who also practices law has a gift for descriptive writing and characterization. This is a good read and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s book, My Beloved World, is this month’s pick by Rocky River Readers Book Club. Ms. Sotomayor’s childhood was completely different from my own experience. Imagine someone growing up in “the projects” in New York City defying the odds and earning appointment to the United States Supreme Court!

I have a growing list of books I want to read, so stay tuned.