Doubtless you’ve noticed (some of you have, anyway) that the sidebar features some books available at Amazon.com and listed under the deathless header: Anchoress’ Bookshelf.
I thought it would be fun (and mildly profitable) to use Amazon to feature certain books that I just really love and want others to read and love, too. I called it my “bookshelf” because I won’t feature anything that is not actually on my own bookshelf or (as in the case of Hugh Hewitt’s new book BLOG) at least en route to it.
You’ll be noticing that most, but certainly not all, of my featured books will have a prayer/spirituality bent to them, but I will also feature political books, biographies, farce (egad, I must remember to include The Code of the Woosters )and the occasional fictional work.
Speaking of fiction, the one I’m featuring right now, Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver I bought on the recommendation of Glenn Reynolds. I gave it to my elder son as a Christmas gift, but he’s been too busy to read, so I picked it up. It’s wonderful. Give me an eight year old Ben Franklin, an ageless explorer, the American Revolution and alchemy, and I’m happy!
Plus, it’s the first part of a trilogy!
I’m highly recommending it, in other words! But then I highly recommend all of those books. The Abbey Psalter makes a particularly nice gift; it contains all 150 psalms, calligraphy done by hand at the abbey, and it uses the old Grail translations, which I have always favored!