It's never a bad day for a good book, but winter is an especially nice time to curl up and read. I have tea, have cat, have couch — and will not travel. :) 

Some of my favorite books are by British author Phil Rickman, who pens richly textured supernatural mysteries (some consider his books horror) that seamlessly blend the pagan past with the modern day. He might be best known for his Merrily Watkins series about "deliverance minister" (exorcist) Merrily Watkins, Anglican priest, single mum to difficult teen Jane (who grows on you if you stick it out), and endearingly flawed  — but principled — human being. 

My favorites of his, though, are "The Chalice." It's an arresting read and it takes me back to my visit to Glastonbury many years ago. 

Other favs: "December" and "The Man in the Moss." I highly recommend those. What do you like to read?

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