Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day Two: What Are You Reading?

My motto has always been, "How can I do housework when there are so many good books to read!" But hey, even though I'm focusing more on housework during these 40 days of Lent, I can still catch a few minutes before bedtime to read.

The best Lenten reading I've ever experienced was when I was assigned Louis De Wohl's Spear for a magazine article. It just happened to be Holy Week and I have to say it was one of the best Holy Weeks in my life. That novel really brought the Passion alive for me.

I'll talk about nonfiction books in future posts, but today let's talk about favorite novels that also raise your heart up to the True and Beautiful. Share in the comments your favorite fiction books that are also morally uplifting.

For me, I was happy to discover this morning that all of the Louis De Wohl novels are available on Kindle. I've already read most of them so I downloaded one I haven't seen yet, The Last Crusader. It's a novel based on Don Juan of Austria (NOT the fictional womanizer Don Juan). I know it doesn't sound very lentish, but that's not really the point here. The point is being uplifted in everyday things.

Remember we talked about baby steps. I don't want to overwhelm myself so that I end up a failure. The Last Crusader looks to be a lovely, uplifting novel. It's okay to enjoy myself as I also work on my spiritual self.

Today's Plan:
Morning: Deep clean the kitchen
Afternoon: The FlyLady's 27 Fling Boogie (Yesterday I threw out 27 things. Today I'll give away 27 things)
Bedtime: Cuddle up with a good book


Maureen O. said...

Reading FATHERLESS by Brian Gail with my Catholic book club.

An intensely human tour of the great spiritual battles in the US Catholic Church during the late 20th century.

Mary Jean said...

I am trying to read _I Capture the Castle_ by Dodie Smith. I am having trouble getting into it because I am always so tired by bedtime. It's supposed to be excellent. Not religious reading, but that will be for my next book. :-)

Sue said...

If you like mysteries, you should check out Bleeder by John Desjarlais. It's a murder mystery about a healing priest. Very good. Sophia publishes it.