December 22, 2011

Books & Authors



Writers and their personal libraries for $200 Alex!

Jonathan Lethem:
"People sometimes act as though owning books you haven't read constitutes a charade or pretense, but for me, there's a lovely mystery and pregnancy about a book that hasn't given itself over to you yet—sometimes I'm the most inspired by imagining what the contents of an unread book might be."

10 comments:

William Luse said...

Merry Christmas, TS.

TS said...

And to you and your lovely family!

G said...

Merry Christmas to both of you guys! I wish you both the very best!--KTC (making her way slowly back to the Church)

TS said...

Hey, wow, a KTC sighting! A better Christmas gift I can't think of. Hope all is well and/or getting better.

KTC said...

It is. Protestantism has made me more accountable in terms of sin (no more coquettishly giving myself a pass with "near occasions"); but there's such a void. I went to Midnight Mass at Christmas--the first time I'd been to Mass in 6 years. Couldn't receive communion, but I have hope for the future. All my old books were given away to my old parish for a library--then a few years later they were all sold for the building fund! I struggled a little with that--those thousands could've lined MY pocket! But a number of people have come up thanking me and telling me how blessed they are, so it's all good. Now I've gotta build my supply back up.

TS said...

It's wonderful you made it to Mass! Praise God. Small steps count big in the Kingdom.

Hey if you want any good books I can send you some - got more than I can store. Although that might be problematical given your situation obviously.

Thanks for sharing your blog!

G said...

Things are mellow and good on the homefront, thank God. Thanks for the offer, anyway. It's a pleasant thought to think of your bookshelves creaking and piles of books building clutter. Protestant books just can't hold a candle to Catholic ones. i have tried with an open mind to embrace them, but they have a blandness of tone at best (except my boy Luther) and a cloyingness at worst.

TS said...

Well if you ever change your mind, the offer stands. Some titles like "I Am With You Always" by Groeschel I have duplicates! I think too you'd like Heather King too, among the more recent Catholic writers.

Not familiar with many Protestant works but don't mind Matthew Henry.

G said...

I have Heather King's Redeemed and Shirt of Flame. Luther's style is much like Jerome's. Just a little...controversial and ad hominem. Greatly entertaining!

dylan said...

HK's Parched is also quite good. Apart from the incredible story, there are many places she mentions that are familiar to this Bostonian!