On My Bookshelf

Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, which, though a bit slow going at the start, has a deep appeal. The author herself describes it as influenced by Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien (among others). How can you go wrong with that?

I found a copy of Richard Ford’s The Sportswriter a few weeks ago at Half Price Books. I read the first thirty pages, but I’ve set it aside for a bit. That book above is a hefty volume and I’ll probably need all of four weeks to read it before I return it to the library.

I picked up this book today after my wife’s allergist appointment: Oceans Of Kansas: A Natural History Of The Western Interior Sea. Naturally, the ID crowd would frown, but the cover is way cool.

Anybody for a swim?

Thought not.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to On My Bookshelf

  1. Caitlin says:

    I’ll have to check that one out. We’re pulling together a list of Catholicism in Science Fiction at http://www.thecatholicwiki.com/wiki/Catholicism_in_Science_Fiction.


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