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One Corpse Too Many (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 2)
Ellis Peters
Progress: 20%
Shameless: A Sexual Reformation
Nadia Bolz-Weber
House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski

Reading progress update: I've read 5%.

A Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis Peters

Brother Cadfael himself found nothing strange in his wide-ranging career, and had forgotten nothing and regretted nothing. He saw no contradiction in the delight he had taken in battle and adventure and the keen pleasure he now found in quietude.

 

 

Just a few pages in, and I'm completely sold on Brother Cadfael. I love that he's had a full life, and that he regrets none of it: not the wars, not the women, not the pleasure and strife. He comes to the monastery not as someone wanting to repent for his past, but as a man ready for the next stage in his life. What a wonderful attitude!