:: a keeper ::

I'm not finished with Christ the Lord: the Road to Cana yet, thank God. The only problem with a great book is the last page; I hate for such a good story to end. I love Anne Rice's imagination. I don't want to give anything away, especially since Andrea is planning to read The Road to Cana, but apparently, there's some controversy regarding the character of Avigail. However, that story line is choking me up with a beautiful parallel of how Christ loves the Church. Again, Anne Rice is brilliant.

Though I'm still immersed in Cana, I do know what my next fiction read will be. Last night, Johnny and I met my brother for Greek food - a good enough time in and of itself. But I was itching to wander around a bookstore w/coffee in hand. This should not surprise you. We visited one of my favorite stores in Houston: Bookstop, an old, renovated movie theater. I sipped an Americano - my new favorite drink.

In my defense, we did buy birthday gifts for two of our friends. And then, I walked by a display table of new, hardback fiction. You know what I saw ~ So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger. It was 20% off, and I'm thankful my husband understands there are some books you simply must own. Besides, we want to pass down the best books to our [future] children (hence the name of this blog). I'm even more satisfied we spent money at Bookstop since there's talk of tearing it down - one of the most beautiful spaces in Houston. I'd make a purchase at Bookstop every week if it would do anything to save the historic landmark.

....I'll let you know how great Leif Enger's new novel is soon.

[a coconut milk latte w/cinnamon. I know what you're thinking, but it tasted great; like real milk. I swear. Hey, if you were dairy-deprived for several months, you'd try it, too.]


Anne Rice said...

Thanks for your kind mention of the Road to Cana. I appreciate it. Mainstream critics largely misunderstood and denigrated the situation of Avigail. Which says more about them than about the book. I'm glad you're giving it a chance. Anne Rice. Website Anne Rice.com.

Megan said...

I bought the new Leif Enger book too. The very day you mentioned it. :)

jenni said...


I'm flattered that you visited my blog - thank you! It's a rare treat to hear from the author of some of my favorite books. I love the story of Avigail, not to mention how you described Jesus' baptism and temptation in the wilderness - very unique and creative (I read those scenes late last night). I'm inspired by your writing. I'm almost done with The Road to Cana now, so I'm hoping you have another Christ the Lord book in the works?


We'll have to compare notes!