Books books books
by MW Cook
While I was in Pakistan I was reading about a book a week. It was glorious. Then I moved to Canada. From February to June I think I read two books. Made me sad. Things are moving quicker in TPK, but never quick enough, it seems.
I just finished Dreams from My Father by the President all Christians hate. It was exceptionally good, actually. Whatever else you can say about Obama, he’s an amazing author. And he wrote it back in 1995, before his political career had even begun. Smooth narrative. Reads like a novel even though it’s more of a memoir.
Next I picked up G.K. Cesterton’s Orthodoxy. Stole it form the Inglis family, I think. I’m only on page 25 but I’m already enthralled by it. I cant vouch for everything he claims but his reasoning is profound and his narrative is humorous, which is important in such a deep book.
After that I’m hoping to move on to finish Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series. I picked it up when I heard that he was finishing the Wheel of Time. At first I was worried, because when has the backup dancer ever rocked the stage as good as the star? But after reading the first book in the series, I’m not worried anymore. It’s a solid, complex little fantasy. Yay for Sanderson.
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