Here is the pile of books I have enjoyed reading lately... the well-used binding on the bottom of the pile is a Brother Cadfael Omnibus.
A coffee-table puzzle of a Netherlands canal.
A selection from my English Literature today...
Here first the Eternal Father, guard of all,
Of heaven and earth, raised up the firmament,
The Almighty Lord set firm by His strong power
This roomy land; grass greened not yet the plain,
Ocean far spread hid the wan ways in gloom.
Then was the Spirit gloriously bright
Of Heaven's Keeper borne over the deep
Swiftly. The Life-giver, the Agel's Lord,
Over the ample ground bade come forth Light.
Quickly the High King's bidding was obeyed,
Over the waste there shone light's holy ray.
Then parted he, Lord of triuphant might,
Shadow from shining, darkness from the light.
Light by the Word of God, was first names day.
from the Paraphrase, often attributed to Caedmon, ancient English poet.