Are you someone who reads one book at a time before going to the next one? Or, are you like me and have several going at the same time?
If I'm only reading one book at a time I get paralyzed and have a hard time finishing it. I discovered long ago to have several books handy to match whatever mood I'm in.
So here's what I'm currently reading:
The Inevitable. This book was highly recommended by two people I respect. They know me well. It's given me a lot to process about our changing future as it relates to technology. This book feeds the 'geeky' part of me that want to understand my world better. Sadly, it probably won't make it onto my Bookshelf. I'd love to discuss the ideas with someone who'd read it, but I'm not sure it's a book I'd return to more than once.
What the Mystics Know. This is the most current Richard Rohr book and I'm a fan. Why haven't I added any of his books to my shelf yet? Gotta fix that! Anyway, Rohr helps nurture and feed the part of me that years to understand the ways of God and know Him better. However, this book has been slow going for me. It reads more like a devotional. I'll finish it, but not quickly.
H is for Hawk. This is the first time I've read anything from this author. I read a review in the Economist and it caught my attention: "One part memoir, one part gorgeous evocation of the natural world and one part literary meditation... The discovery of the season." This book is feeding the read a book for pure enjoyment of reading vs feeding my idea bank. So far I've not been disappointed.
Sistine Secrets. I don't normally order physical books these days. When I do it's because I have a gut feeling that I'll either gift it to someone, it will deserve a space in my library, or I'm going on a trip and want something to read when I don't have power or tired or reading on my iPad. I'm leaving tomorrow for Eastern Europe so I'll let you know what I think of it once I get started.