It sounds like the start of a joke, but it’s just what I’ve been reading. As I mentioned last week, I am trying a new course with my reading, that is, reading a fiction and a nonfiction book instead of having several books out of the library at one time and potentially not reading any of them. My first books were, and are, Fer-de-lance, the first mystery featuring detective Nero Wolfe, by Rex Stout and The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams.
I should clarify that I plan on alternating between fiction and nonfiction books, so to that end, I started with Fer-de-lance and will be reading The Book of Joy, beginning it later today. I read many of the Nero Wolfe novels years ago and I’m glad I’m delving back into them as I enjoyed this first one.
Earlier this week on the blog:
- What we’re watching: The Royle Family
- What I’m listening to: Pure Comedy and Arca
This coming week, I’ll be adding in a new category, What I’m doing otherwise, as I’ll be looking back at how I did on the goals for my Lenten journey.
So far, I don’t have a lot of views on the posts with the categories of what we’re watching and what we’re listening to, but that’s OK. I still want to keep a diary for myself on those topics and maybe someday others will stop in and read those posts. Of course, you’re welcome to stop by today too (and leave a comment if you do).
How was your week? Read anything good? Watch anything interesting? Listen to anything that you couldn’t hear enough of?
4 thoughts on “Nero Wolfe, the Dalai Lama, and Desmond Tutu”
I am curious to read The Book of Joy. I got a copy last year and then never seemed to pick it up. But joy is something I think we could all use a little more of these days.
Views, schmiews. Keep any sort of diary you want. I may not always comment but I still read!
As for me, listening to nothing. Watching nothing. Reading nothing right now. I just finished one of Eleanor Roosevelt’s first books and have plans to start something tonight.
Have a great week!
I think I could use The Book of Joy right about now!! So much coming to culmination. And who WHO wouldn’t want to read a book touting those icons as authors 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you think!
Those sound like good choices for reads. What is it about the Dalai Lama? He’s so…peaceful, I guess. Spontaneous. Real.
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