Eugene Peterson, long-time evangelical pastor, author, and professor, recently released his memoir The Pastor. Early in the work, he describes his childhood in Montana, with stories of bullies, eccentric relatives, and working in his father's butcher shop. Among his formative memories, Peterson includes his fondness for The Carnegie, the town library.
I began the new year with one of those thumping good books that readers love to read: a book about reading books. Susan Hill’s Howard’s End Is on the Landing delighted me in every way. Her name dropping of authors and books, which, according to the reviews, either causes joy or annoyance, was just so fun. I kept being reminded of books I wanted to read and even more importantly those I have wanted/needed, to re-read.