Online Reading Challenge – Mid-Month Check In


How is your reading going this month? Have you found something great to read? If you’re still looking, you might want to consider a movie instead. Here are a few ideas.

Ben-Hur starring Charleston Huston set in ancient Rome at the birth of Christianity.

Schindler’s List with Liam Neeson tells the inspiring and heartbreaking story of what one person can do against unfathomable evil.

The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou. Enjoy a lovely if fantastical scavenger hunt through some beautiful churches and archives.

The Handmaid’s Tale with Elisabeth Moss. A chilling look at a future ruled by a religion-based autocracy.

9/11 starring Charlie Sheen and The Looming Tower with Jeff Daniels, both of which examine the consequences of religious fanaticism and the attack on the United States.

3 thoughts on “Online Reading Challenge – Mid-Month Check In

  1. I have read the book The first phone calls from Heaven by Mitch Albom.
    This was a very interesting book. It did take me a couple chapters to get into as it was a different style than I’m used to reading, but I did find it quite enjoyable.
    I also like reading about the history of the telephone.

  2. I’m late on my review, but I just finished my March book. I listened to ” The Lost Book of the Holy Grail” by Charlie Lovett. It was a wonderful book with Arthurian Legend and the search for the Holy Grail. Here is the description from Charles Lovett’s website:
    The Lost Book of the Grail
    In an English cathedral city, passionate bibliophile and Holy Grail enthusiast Arthur Prescott works to uncover a long-lost secret about the cathedral’s past—and its connections to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table .
    Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral Library. He finds little satisfaction in his job teaching English in the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where life seems like a never-ending committee meeting. But in the cathedral library, he contentedly nurtures his secret fascination with the Holy Grail and researches his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral.
    When a beautiful young American named Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with digitizing the library’s manuscripts, Arthur’s tranquility is broken. Concerned by the threat technology poses to the library he loves, Arthur sets himself in opposition to Bethany, only to find in her a kindred spirit with a similar love for knowledge and books—and a fellow Grail enthusiast. Bethany soon joins Arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda, an ancient manuscript telling the story of the cathedral’s founder that was last seen being carried away by a mysterious figure during one of Barchester Cathedral’s most dangerous nights.
    As Arthur and Bethany peel back layers of history, the reader is privy to important moments in the story of the Book of Ewolda and its associated treasures—from the earliest days of the English saints to the Norman invasion, the Reformation, the English Civil War, and on to the Victorian era and the bombings of World War II. And when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, Arthur and Bethany’s search takes on grave importance, leading the pair to discover secrets about the great church, about the Grail, and about themselves that neither expected.

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