Saturday, July 14, 2018

June 2018 Reading Wrap-Up

"He had often maintained that the main object of a man's life was to see a thing as if he had never seen it before."

The Poet and The Lunatics by G.K. Chesterton



I've had such great reading summer so far - so many of the books I've picked up have become new favorites! The Poet and the Lunatics has definitely been one of them - the characters were great, the mysteries were intriguing, and the writing was amazing...

"Own continued to paint with all the passion of an amateur. Gale continued to neglect to paint, with all the nonchalance of a painter."

"Gabriel Gale was scaling the splendid swell of turf that terminated in the great chalk cliff above the shore, in a mood consonant to the sunrise that was storming the skies above."

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Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge is another book I've read recently with so many amazing passages - gorgeous descriptions and really deep reflections -  Goudge's writing often makes me stop in my tracks it's so beautiful! 😊

"The seagull was sailing backward and forward all the time, seeming to gather all the light of the place with his shining wings and to trail it in long threads of silver after him as flew this way and that, very high up between the rocks, as though weaving a patter in the air, filament by filament of light from cliff to cliff. Marguerite stood quite still and watched him, her hands behind her back. There was a legend on the Island that souls in prayer can take the form of a bird and hover over those they pray for, and she wondered if it were true.""

"Existence rested against the heart of God, then sighed and journeyed on again...a moment that comes perhaps once in a thousand years had touched them in passing and though the experience of perfection is feather light, it brands like fire."


I think summer is the perfect time for adventure stories, and Green Dolphin Street was certainly adventurous. I shared even more favorite swashbuckling reads in my summer reading recommendations video recently!

What have you been reading this summer?

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