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  • Writer's pictureMegan DiMaria

It's break time (and what I'm reading!)

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

Summer is coming to a close, and I need a break from blogging. I've got a lot of balls in the air, and I don't want them all crashing down at the same time. You know me, and I believe in giving myself as much grace as I extend to others. Hence, my break.

Meanwhile, I'm still finishing edits on my manuscript and reading good books. I've got two books that I'm working on now. I walk for an hour, five to six days a week, on my treadmill. So, I listen to a book while I walk, and I read a book during lunch and whenever I can squeeze in some time.

The audiobook I'm listening to is Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. It's about the relationship C.S. Lewis and his would-be wife, Joy, had that ultimately led to their marriage. I didn't know anything about C.S. Lewis's personal life or his wife, Joy Davidman. To be honest, I don't know how historically accurate the story is, but it certainly has captured me. So many of the ideas and dialog in the novel have caused me to pause and think of things in my own life and faith journey. I love the quotes from Lewis. I haven't finished it yet, but I'd recommend it to friends.

The book I'm reading (a real paper book!) is To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano. What's not to like about Jen's books? Easy reads with delightful humor. This one is about a woman author who lives at a time when women had to write under a male pen name. She's also a private detective at a time when it was a man's career. Of course, hilarity ensues. Still reading this one, and my first back-to-blogging post will probably be an interview with Jen about this latest release.

Some recent reads I recommend:

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

  • The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner

  • The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin (I watched the movie, too. The book was 10Xs better!)

I'm giving myself permission to enjoy a few lazy days of summer, and I hope you enjoy what's left of the season as well.

I'll be back to my regular blog schedule on August 31st.

Read on, friends!



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