UPDATE: I probably should write a new post about the books I read, but for now let me say that I finished this book on 2 December. It was moving and difficult to absorb emotionally. The themes of the 1600s written about in the 1960s seem so very relevant today.
Note: I have to start posting something here, otherwise I have no good reason to keep paying for it. So, I'm going to follow in the footsteps of my Twitter friends @johnthelutheran and @mackramer and start blogging through stuff I'm reading - partly to embarrass myself if I don't finish what I start.
Started reading Silence, by Shūsaku Endō. I saw the trailer for the film directed by Martin Scorsese and found out about the book on Twitter.