"The Conquerors" a novel by Andre Malraux [Translated By Stephen Becker]
"The Portable D. H. Lawrence" Selected and with an Introduction by Diana Trilling
"The Counterlife" a novel by Philip Roth
"The Book of Disquiet" by Fernando Pessoa
"Hello To The Cannibals" a novel by Richard Bausch
"Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World" a novel by Haruki Murakami
"The Myth Makers: European & Latin American Writers" essays by V. S. Pritchett
"Coal: A Human History" by Barbara Freese
"Andre Gide" literary study by Jean Hytier [Translated by Richard Howard]
"Writers on Writings: Collected Essays from The New York Times" Introduction by John Darnton
"The Friendship: Wordsworth & Coleridge" biography by Adam Sisman
"Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body" by James Hall
The sun is shining still in the blue sky. It is bitter cold though even though the sun is shining. I thought about walking someplace out in the country, but the snow might be too deep for walking.
I do not remember if I read anything this morning before we left to visit thrift stores. I did get out to read "The Second Letter To The Corinthians" by Mark A. Seifrid [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] this morning, but never got into it. Awhile back I read Seifrid's book, "Christ, our Righteousness: Paul's theology of justification" [New Studies In Biblical Theology].
Well I suppose I will close to drift through the day. There is no way out.
" Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification." Romans 4:16-25