I’m reading “In this House of Brede” by Rumer Godden. Loving it so far. I was expecting a book about convent life to be flat, pious literature, but I’d heard a lot of good things about it from friends so I gave it a try. Glad I did. This book has some of the most well drawn characters I’ve ever encountered in fiction. It’s a beautiful but also realistic glimpse into religious life. I don’t want it to end.
I’m also reading “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” which is a biography of the editor who discovered Hemingway, Fitzgerald and co. The guy really was a genius. Hope I can be half the editor he was someday.