Oscar Wilde said,
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
I cannot help but agree. I’m somewhat gorging on books of all stripes for a while: some for research I want to do that is school-related, and some that is not. I read four books last week and promptly returned them (my mother will be proud) and am currently reading:
by Flannery O’Connor
Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America
by Ronald J. Sider (author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger)
One More Theory About Happiness
by Paul Guest
The People Look Like Flowers at Last
poems by Charles Bukowski
Freud: A Very Short Introduction
by Anthony Storr
Aquinas for Armchair Theologians
by Timothy M. Renick (I finished this one last night and recommend it as a good starting place to understanding some of the Summa).
Nothing’s Too Small to Make a Difference
by Wanda Urbanska and Frank Levering
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages
by Harold Bloom
What are you reading, that is not required, right now?