book haul!

If you ever find yourself in Portland, OR, you must must must set aside an afternoon--no, a whole day--to visit Powell's City of Books. It is the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world, and the main location spans an entire city block. Sadly, I was limited in what I could bring home on the plane.

I have heard only good things about Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay, so it has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I'm about a third of the way through and so far, it's living up to expectations!

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donohue. I'd actually like to read quite a few books by this Christian author, but thought I'd start here.

Acedia & me by Kathleen Norris. Yep, her again. I think Norris has become my Donita K. Paul of nonfiction.

Raven's Ladder by Jeffrey Overstreet is the third book in The Auralia Thread, a wonderful Christian fantasy series.

Valley of Dreams by Lauraine Snelling--I know, I know, I wasn't terribly impressed with the last book I read by her, but this one's a historical novel about a trick rider in a Wild West Show. I'll give her another chance.

The Book of God by Walter Wangerin, Jr. is essentially the Bible written as a novel. I'm intrigued.


  1. These look great!

    I think I had `The Book of God`. I wonder what I did with it.

    I'm going to add these to my ever growing TBR list.

    1. I'm glad I could help you find some interesting books! Although perhaps I should apologize for lengthening your TBR list (if it's anything like mine, you'll never reach the end). :)