The Shack, by William P Young

I picked up The Shack, by William P Young after hearing him talk to Oprah on her Supersoul podcast (totes inspirational n’ stuff). Since she raved about it and bought copies for all her friends, I thought I’d give it a shot.

The book is about Mack and the disappearance of his six year old daughter, Missy, and the “great sadness” that follows him thereafter. That is, until he meets God: a large black woman with a cheeky attitude who loves to bake. If I make the premise sound stupid, it’s not my intention. I don’t mind the concept of the story at all. Continue reading “The Shack, by William P Young”


The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

This is the first book I’ve read cover to cover in quite a while – with half a dozen half-read, moderately interesting books waiting patiently on my bedside table. Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking is one of those rare books you consume greedily within a couple of days. Continue reading “The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion”