Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 14, 2018

Book Corner – 2018 – Post #2

Book Corner – 2018 – Post #2

What are you currently reading?

My two cents, but please share yours:

For fiction, I’m reading Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris for my neighborhood book club. The story began a bit slowly, but it’s getting better as I go.

For nonfiction, I’m finishing The Healing Self by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi. This book included a number of tips on reducing inflammation and boosting the immune system, always helpful.


  1. Just finished “Journey into China”, a National Geographic book from the 1980s. The book was like a series of magazine articles with glorious pictures.

    When I first pulled it off the shelf, the insides of the book fell out, bang, onto my feet! The glue had dried out and the book was completely in pieces! It was built like a paperback book, but huge and heavy. I guess it’s going to the landfill – or recycle.

    Now I’ve started volume 6 of “A History of the Parish of Trinity Church in the City of New York”, covering the period 1908-1921. It’s been sitting on the shelf since my parents died and finally I have time to read it! So far, it’s interesting, and I have a dim memory of the author, a priest at that church during my childhood.

    • Hi Aunt Mary, I wonder how much China has changed since the 1980s, since those National Geographic photos were taken. Cheers, Ashley

  2. Interesting question, Ashley. Of course I do not know. For sure there will now be cars and bikes, not so many animal powered vehicles.

    After careful thought, I decided to ditch the insides of the book. It was going to be quite complicated to make something useable (but outdated) from the inside pages, like many (5 or 6) volumes spiral bound, with new front and back covers for each volume. The only part I felt like keeping was the bit about Tibet, but the whole business went into the recycle this week. Except for the original hard cover which has a glorious golden dragon on red ground. I kept that as a folder for my desk. 🙂

    The Trinity book turned out quite interesting and I have a retired Episcopal priest I plan to lend it to. Suspect he and his wife will get a bang out of parts of it at least. 🙂

    • Hi Aunt Mary, Wonderful repurposing for the golden dragon cover! 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

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