As for me I am 2/3rd's through book 20 of the Amelia Peabody books. It's about the discovery of King Tut's tomb... she uses all real life events in all her books.
I know the tale is ending as for this is the finale book period. I also find my self emotionally engaged when she describes find fossils and uncovering tombs.
As I have discovered by tripping over a stone - to look and realize it's a fossil. Whooooeee! What a rush! I recognized a seam in the rock that indicated it was a perfectly fossilized intact Bivalve. They are what Texans call the Heart of Texas. And I am still finding more beautiful fossils that are in perfect shape. Amazing.
So I will soon be confronted with the choice of which new series or Books to read.
I have already planned on putting the "In Death" Series on hold till winter. Faithless In Death I rec'd in Feb and is book 63. Book 64 will be released in Sept. so perfect timing.
By Fall I hope to have my stationary Bike. It's in MN. Then I can exercise while reading.
So that leaves my choices as follows and they are a difficult choice.
I bought "In Defense of Sanity" by G.K. Chesterton and the author of the "Father Brown Stories."
Tin the Defense.... contains the best out of 5000 essays G.K.C. wrote.
I took two classes - "The study of Philosophy" and "The Study of Religion" in College. Both were fascinating classes have stayed with me always. Both subjects still impact my thinking to this day.
Therefore I will read "In Defense of Sanity" first as Father Brown was written after his meeting a Catholic Priest. In fact Father Brown is based on that Priest. I grew up in the High Episcopal Church. I went to latin services and met Nuns. Though I did not go to an Episcopal school.
Edward the Viii broke off from the Pope to start his own church. And it was very interesting to be in the discussions in college about all types of religions... including the High Episcopal.
Ok too much information. So I am still wavering between which book... but leaning towards the Defence of Sanity.
Then there are the Thrift Store books... well mainly there is the Dan Brown book "The Lost symbol." The follow up to the Da Vinci Code.
I think I will start with "Dan Brown" then jump into the "Defense of Sanity" followed by The "Father Brown Stories."
Seems logical to me. ROFLOL.
Good reading everyone.
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