Nero Wolfe, the Dalai Lama, and Desmond Tutu

29496453It 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.

MV5BMTUwNTM4NzIzNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjQ5MTkzMQ@@._V1_UY268_CR2,0,182,268_AL_Earlier this week on the blog:

  1. What we’re watching: The Royle Family 
  2. 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

  1. 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!


  2. 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!


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