Wild Wild West Reading Challenge
My grandpa read stacks of westerns – mainly Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey.
He would tell me how good they were and I would turn up my nose like the teenage literature snob I was.
Why would any self-respecting city girl ever read a western – especially by an author that pumped them out like penny paperbacks?
Fast-forward 10 years and I picked up L’Amour’s Lonesome Gods for an assignment. Sigh…
Turns out that is one good book!
Not only did I devour it, but I took notes that are still in my commonplace book 15 years later.
Then a difficult time in my life drove me to find some “escape” reading and I picked up the Sackett saga.
It was just what I needed. The grit of the characters seemed to flow into me and give me much needed perspective on my circumstances.
Sadly, I never got to say the words every elder loves to here, “You were right, papa.”
When my grandpa passed away I made it a yearly memorial to read a L’Amour novel in his honor – which I do every June.
So here I am for the 2018 Wild Wild West Reading Challenge
hosted by Nick Senger at One Catholic Life
I’m shooting (see how I did that?) for the Saddle and Horse level – 6 westerns.
Here is my annotated list of books read: