this morning it was brought to my attention that it is assumed that the books listed in the “on my nightstand” list are being read by me simultaneously. considering the fact that the three listed are only a few of the volumes stacked one atop the other next to my bed, i should probably note which book i am actually reading.
at the current time, i am making my way slowly through love you, mean it. written by four women widowed by the september 11 attacks, the book is about the bond they forged as a result of that horrific experience. it is not one that is easy to read, nor should it be. but whenever i get around to reading, i either have five minutes before i have to head off to something else, or i am in bed, and i fall asleep before i can turn the page.
thomas merton’s no man is an island was given to me for christmas last year. i am contemplating putting aside love you, mean it for the next week or so and doing an intensive reading of merton’s book so i can discuss it over thanksgiving with my sister-in-law heidi, who gave it to me.
barack obama’s dreams from my father is one i have wanted to read for a while. i will get to it when i can.
there are other books on my nightstand, but they have been buried for so long below the books i really want to read that i can’t even remember right now what they are.
what books are you reading?