My reading picked up more this week but you wouldn't know it because my attention was divided among several choices. I just finished Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. It's a little different than what I expected but I need to think about it before I review it. I'm also working my way through Writer to Writer by Bodie and Brock Thoene. They give writing direction and encouragement from a Christian point of view. I am finding it pretty helpful, more than I thought it would be. I am also reading some short stories by W. Somerset Maugham called Rain and other South Sea Stories. They are interesting character sketches with strong endings. They remind me a little of Maugham's contemporary, Edith Wharton. The last title vying for my attention is the audio book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. It is an interesting biography about a young man who leaves all his possessions behind to pursue the ultimate backpacking trip through Alaska. He loses his life in the pursuit of enlightenment and a closer communion with nature.
This is our last week of swimming lessons and lifeguard training. It has been a good summer for hanging out with our friends and getting exercise. The summers from my childhood were never this restful. And I could use all the rest I can get as school will be starting soon enough. Have a great week everyone.