I've been on an unplanned blogging break. For whatever reason, I just needed to go quiet.
A friend sent me Rilke's Book of Images and said, "It's ok that you're not writing these days. Just be sure to read good things."
That made me pause and feel comforted as I recalled what I have read since the beginning of the year. Here's my brief synopsis of some great reads...
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Death personified watches the life of one little German girl during WW2. So beautiful! Really astonishing.
Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson. More inspiring stories from the author of Three Cups of Tea. Mortenson builds schools in the hardest to reach areas of Central Asia. Great stuff.
When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd. Thoughts on faith and how it changes as we grow. Lovely.