Summer is in full swing at the Delvaux household. Rachel is reading and enjoying the break from college. Heidi is reading and trying to stay cool. Abigail is reading and taking graduate classes at UT. And what am I doing? I sit on my back porch for 4-5 hours each morning working on the final draft for my book Landmarks. Here is a brief update on it:
- The book is a kind of topo map for the soul. It lines out the journey we must all make to walk with God and become like his Son. Nine landmarks are described to chart the voyage.
- It will be released on March 1, 2013. That’s 260 days away. The countdown starts.
- It is being published by Broadman and Holman here in town, whose retail connection is Lifeway bookstores.
- I will be starting to spread the word soon on Facebook and other social media.
But I do have some time to read, like my family. And here is what I am reading. It’s a strange list. Can you see any rhyme or reason in it? I can’t!
- East of Eden, Steinbeck–A classic story of good and evil. I’ve wanted to read it for a long time. Brutal and haunting.
- Iron John, Bly–The book that started the secular men’s movement of the ’90’s, based on the fairy tale, Iron John. Fascinating, even if I can’t agree with everything there.
- The Elegant Universe, Greene–This is the geeky side of me. A look at string theory and how it is changing how we think about the universe (i.e. there are more than 3 dimensions!).
- Outlaw Platoon, Parnell–A gripping account of one platoon in action during Afghanistan war. Tightly written.
- Writing with Power, Elbow–OK. I have to be honest. I haven’t started this. But my English colleague, Maria Jarnigan, told me it was the best book on writing. But now I’m too busy writing to read it!
By the way, Rachel is reading The Hobbit and Heidi is reading State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (for her reading group that’s been meeting for 21 years!) and Wired that Way by the Littauers. Abigail just finished Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton and will start Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. We are the reading family!
That’s enough about me for now. I’d love to hear from any of you about any interesting books you are reading. Reply back and let me know.