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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C.S Lewis

Monday, May 12, 2008

Swimming Across by Andrew S. Grove. The author of this book fled Hungary right after the revolution in 55. It's a good book and gives you a glimpse of life under a communist gov't.

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz. This is one of Jeremiah's favorite books. It was on his paperback wish list for a long time so when we finally recieved a copy I decided to read it. The author tells his story of his incredible escape from a Soviet prison camp in Siberia. It is a remarkable story!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I have a lot to catch up with here.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. My neighbor lent me this book and it was good. It was a funny and heart wrenching memoir about the author's life growing up in poverty in Ireland.

'Tis by Frank McCourt. This book picked up where Angela's Ashes left off. Also good.

A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt. Malachy is Frank McCourts brother. He was such an endearing character in Frank's books that I was delighted to see he wrote his own memoir. It was good, but he doesn't have quite the way with words as his brother.

The Constant Princess
by Phillipa Gregory. I was intrigued with Queen Katherine's character in The Other Boleyn Girl so I decided to read Phillipa Gregory's book that told her story.