The nights are chilly and the days are crisp in my part of Ohio. That means the world's turning into a rainbow all around me: from the painted sunsets to the trees with their splashes of bright primary colors. It's starting to look like someone's taken a large eraser to the bean fields as the farmers start harvesting. And oh! The reading!

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Recent Reads

Well, I didn't finish anything this week. :(

Current Reads


The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States, by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson (Image Books, 2014)

I had this thought of starting to read this on a daily basis in October, because there are ALL THESE OTHER BOOKS on my pile, and maybe I will. (I feel pretty confident that, having read three-quarters of the book, I can write about it intelligently and review it fairly). We'll see. It remains one of my favorite reads of the year.


UnSouled (Book 3 in the Unwind Dystology), by Neal Shusterman (YA fiction, Simon & Schuster, 2013)

Yes, I did start this last week (which was responsible for stalling my reading of the American Catholic Almanac). However, I've had this bad habit of falling asleep on the couch instead of staying awake until the wee hours of the morning devouring good fiction. I'm about 30% through this and loving it so far.

Up Next


The Giver, by Lois Lowry (fiction)

A couple of friends suggested we read this. I'm behind the ball on it and don't know if I'll get it read in time for our get-together. What inspired it was that one of my friend's daughters had to read it for school. (That inspires us quite a bit these days.) I've been curious about it for a while, because it's billed as a "modern classic," which always makes me wiggle my eyebrows a bit and want to read it for myself.

What have YOU been reading lately?

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