Looking for a good, somewhat quick, read that weaves spirituality in between travel (Crete), romance, and creativity? I'd recommend Rosanne Keller's A Summer All Her Own. It came as no surprise to me that Ms. Keller has two theology degrees, but not in that sickening, I-feel-like-I'm-reading-something-for-work way. Instead it was more like finding delightful little depth-connections that I didn't expect in what I thought was simply going to be another semi-fluffy girly read.
And, on the other end of the spectrum... as if there aren't enough alphabet books out there, and already in our possession, I couldn't resist the Z is for Zamboni board book the other day. It made my MN roots sing as I recalled days in high school during state tournament time when instead of having actual gym class, we watched the games that were being broadcast. My hometown is too small to have a team, but that doesn't mean that most folks there don't know someone who plays or who did. Over Christmas the game with my in-laws became, "Name everyone we know who plays or has played in the NHL." The bonus of the book is W, "for Wickenheiser and other women who paved the way." For the last two nights, our son has asked to read "Hockey" as his bed-time story. We're working on Zamboni.
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