"The truly wide taste in reading is that which enables a man to find something for his needs on the sixpenny tray outside any secondhand bookshop."
~ C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves (Chapter 3)
Sometimes life gets in the way of healthy reading habits. I used to read about six books at a time, each about a chapter (or an allotted page amount) per day. My categories are Literature, Poetry/Drama, Nonfiction, Theology, Audiobooks, and a book on my Kindle. I recently changed jobs, however, which means a change in my reading habits. Now I have two mandatory breaks in addition to my lunch break; perfect opportunities to read, as long as my choices aren't the kind of heavy reading which require a great deal of time and concentration. (Thus, no George Eliot or Fyodor Dostoyevsky.) I've been taking this new opportunity to re-read several of the books that have felt neglected on my shelf, plus several Kindle books. And, at night when I'm too exhausted to do anything else productive, I've been hunkering down with a library book and binge-reading.
So, what am I currently reading?*
- Literature: Empire of Ruins by Arthur Slade
- Poetry/Drama: The Oxford Book of American Verse
- Nonfiction: Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help Not Hype by Jay Baer; Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful, and Less Stressed by Paula Rizzo
- Theology: A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians in the Higher and Middle Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity by William Wilberforce
- Audiobook: Actually my CD player broke and with my new job being such a short commute, I have not been able to indulge in this category for several months.
- Kindle Book: The Snare by Rafael Sabatini
*This will obviously be updated as I finish books and start others.