In reading news this week, I am striving to finish 2 books a week and I met that goal again this second week of the year. Yesterday I was looking for a new book to read. I started a couple of them but I'm just not interested in anything much. Today I started yet another book but I've only read the preface so far. And I found a quote that draws a beautiful picture in my mind.
"I believe, to be sure, that any man who reached Heaven will find that what he
abandoned (even in plucking out his right eye) has not been lost: that the kernel of what he was really seeking even in his most depraved wishes will be there, beyond expectation, waiting for him in 'the High Countries'."
C.S. Lewis is about to teach me something about the glories I will find in Heaven when I seek it as my home instead of looking to a fallen Earth for some kind of fulfillment. The book is The Great Divorce and I do believe I will see what insights lay hidden within its covers.
I also plan to finish the short story collection I started over the Christmas break called Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff. You may recognise her as the author of The Monsters of Templeton. I'm halfway through, having read the first 4 stories, and already in love with her storytelling abilities. The story entitled "L. DeBard and Aliette" is a love story to rival Romeo and Juliet. Look for that review this week.
Aw, there is nothing like listening to Jingle Bells and contemplating the splendid reading for the upcoming week on a leisurely Sunday evening.