What I’m Reading

Books feed my soul… what I read colors my world view and fires my imagination. I can’t remember a time when reading was not part of daily life. I’ve recently read or am reading:

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is an incredible story of a man. In the beginning, he seems like a mild man, who simply sets out…. and then continues, unpacking his life as he follows a simple goal, to keep an old friend alive by walking the length of England to get to her side. The farther he walks, the more he reveals himself as Every Man, revealing more and more of his complexity with every step he takes in his unlikely yachting shoes. Harold Fry will be walking inside me for a long to come.

I am currently exploring pilgrimage literature again as I prepare to return to the Pilgrim Path later this year. Clearly, the author understands pilgrimage at its most challenging – and most rewarding – levels.                  — 13 April 2014

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

The Girl Who Chased the Moon is a peek into the magical underpinnings of the world, the wonder of being fully true to oneself. Going one step further, it shows the magic that enfolds when one steps up to the recognition that ocurs when we turn to embrace the reality of what sets us apart and makes us uniquely who we are.

On one level, this is a sweet story, a delightful read. On another level, it shows what can happen when we take a simple step beyond what we perceive as our normal limitations. The tapestry of our lives is so often woven with automatic movements as we repeat today the patterns of our yesterdays. Perhaps a gentle story is all we need to remind us to take charge of our own lives so as not to let Destiny pass us by!                   — 4 August 2010

Sepulchre by Kate Mosse

I can’t believe it took me so long to realize that this book has tarot cards at its very heart! My copy of the book came to me in a very magical way and I’m already caught up in the mystery and intrigue of the plot.
— 28 April 2008

Od Magic by Patricia McKillip

I’ve resisted this book for quite some time now; every time I see my friend Lea she asks me if I’ve read it yet. She tells me that for her it is one of the most important books she’s ever read. It looks like a good read but it just hasn’t called to me…. until last yesterday, when I finally heard its whisper… read me…
— 7 March 2008
The Seventh Unicorn by Kelly Jones

A fantastic light read in which a fictional seventh tapestry is discovered to complete The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry series which is now housed at the Cluny Museum in Paris. I saw The Unicorn and the Hunt series in the Cloisters Museum in New York a little over a year ago and can’t wait for our next trip to Paris so that I can finally visit the Cluny as well.
— 1 June 2007