Over the summer and early fall I read five of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories from “The Complete Stories”. I will be taking a look at four of them in detail today.
Read October 28th (Afterward by Chad Walsh read on the 29th)
I was pleased with myself for finishing the entire book in one sitting–but then again, I couldn’t very well go to bed in the middle anyway. It frightened me to see the questions, the doubts, the despairs of a well-grounded theologian when faced with grief–more frightening still, to see myself in the background of his introspective mirror. But in the end, it encouraged me to see the man of despair climb to be once again the man of hope.
Welcome to 2015, dear readers. 2014 has been filled with many good books for me and I expect 2015 to be filled with many more!
I have 11 mini-reviews of books from the latter half of 2014 that I have not yet published. Previously, I have published reviews individually, no matter the length, but this time I am going to group them together by genre and do a series of “Reviewer’s Digest” posts because–you gotta admit, that title sounds pretty clever and it’d be a shame not to use it.
Yesterday I shared my blog’s annual stats so today I’m going to share with you my personal “stats” for the year in reading and music. Kudos to Goodreads, Spotify, and Pocket for keeping track for me. Maybe this year I’ll find a way to keep track of movies and TV shows I watch too.