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A Few Things I'm Reading

A Few Things I'm Reading

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To all my fellow bibliophiles: How cool would it be if we could read books like the below cartoon critter?

too many books, too little time from Flickr via Wylio

I would like to say it would help diminish my “To Read” pile more quickly, but whom am I kidding? (Hint: No one.) I know it would lead to me buying more books, possibly making said pile larger as I would most likely still prefer to curl up with one book at a time while thinking, “I’ll read those three tomorrow.”

But as do many, I’m sure, I don’t limit myself to having only one book on the go. I like having a few to go back and forth with depending on what I’m in the mood for/need to read and what I have the time to read at a particular moment. That’s how I ended up with the following books stacked on my bedside table:

Who’s 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die – An Unofficial Companion” by Graeme Burk & Robert Smith? – Goodness gracious, that’s the raxacoricofallapatorius of book titles, isn’t it? But don’t let the title or the heft of the book (should you opt for paperback) deter you. I’m finding it to be a fun read when I have some time in the evening or before bed, what with being a fan of the Doctor Who TV series and of behind-the-scenes stories and trivia.

Dear Abba: Morning and Evening Prayer by Brennan Manning with John Blase - I’ve only recently discovered the writings of the late Brennan Manning for myself, and this book is a good way to sample from many of his previous works. Laid out in a devotional format with prayers meant to inspire one’s own, it’s a heart-filling way to start and end the day.

The 30-Second Commute: A Non-Fiction Comedy About Writing and Working From Home” by Stephanie Dickison – I started this book only last night, but it has been in my “To Read” pile for a fair bit now. Sometimes a book jumps out at you while you’re perusing titles in-store or online, but is then best tucked away for spell once you get it home. This is one of those books, I think. I’m at the point where I’m ready to take a more in-depth look at what the life of a full-time writer can be like, warts and all, and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Dickison.

How about you? Do you read only one book at a time, not moving on to the next until it’s done or do you juggle a few at a time? Sound off in the comments section or on Facebook, and feel free to share any titles you have enjoyed or are enjoying. My “To Read” pile is shrinking ...

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