Maybe you haven't noticed yet (or just don't care) but I have added a thing to the left, "What I'm Reading These Days." I've seen other people do this, and I know some people are interested, so I'll try to keep this updated.
I've seen some lists, however, which are seven or eight books long, none of which are easy, junk-type novels. They are all biographies, theological treatises, philosophy, etc.
OK, I'll sometimes juggle 2 or even 3 books at a time--something I'm reading at home, something in the office, maybe one in the car in case I find myself eating lunch alone or something. But 7 or 8? I mean, I read a lot, but c'mon! It doesn't say, "What I've read since August," it says "What I'm Reading These Days." As in, currently.
I get the feeling they're just trying to impress me. Maybe I'm wrong, but it does cause my B.S. meter to flutter a bit.
So, if you're interested, it's there; if not, you can ignore it. But it will always be what I am currently reading, and probably won't ever have more than 3 books listed at one time. I'm just not that good. And it won't always be stuff like biography or theology. Sometimes I read for entertainment, like right now I'm reading Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. It's a lot like his previous bestseller The DaVinci Code, and it's just a thrill ride. I also started Ancient-Future Faith by Robert Webber in preparation for a class I'll be teaching in a few weeks called, "The New Evangelicalism." But I'll go in phases depending on my mood and what's being published.
And just because I'm reading it doesn't mean it's a recommendation. I read some stuff that I would never recommend, though I try to keep that to a minimum. But it happens. So if I say I'm reading it doesn't mean it's good, it just means I'm reading it. Ask me later if I liked it.
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