The Immediate Book Meme – Jen’s Answers

The Immediate Book Meme – Jen’s Answers February 19, 2014

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photo by Evan Laurence Bench

Mrs. Darwin writes:

There are plenty of memes that want to know all about your book history and your all-time greats and your grand ambitions, but let’s focus on something more revealing: the books you’re actually reading now, or just read, or are about to read. Let’s call it The Immediate Book Meme.

1. What book are you reading now?

Papal Economics – Review book, not light, but the book club is motivating me.  Gotta quit playing Words with Friends and turn my brain on for a bit.

The World Until Yesterday – On loan from a friend.  Jared Diamond’s book about anthropology and stuff – light reading, interesting, and quite the example of how an author’s worldview permeates everything he writes.

2. What book did you just finish?

I’m pretty sure Elizabeth Scalia’s I Don’t Want to be a Hoo-er* is the only book I’ve read in the last few months.  That, and drafts of a novel series sitting on my little computer.  Been doing much more writing than reading lately.

UPDATE: I just remembered that I read Brian Kenelly’s The Two Statues the other night in the ER.  Not my usual genre, but it was a fun story once I suspended disbelief.

3. What do you plan to read next?

I’m planning to re-read Fr. L’s Gargoyle Code for Lent.  Also, the Bible.

4. What book do you keep meaning to finish?

Holy Sex! By Dr. Greg Popcak.  Looks like a good book from thumbing through it, but it showed up just as I was finishing up Family Honor’s online course, and frankly one can only read so much about sex before the mind short circuits.

5. What book do you keep meaning to start?

I’ve got a box full of review books I keep meaning to crack open.  Titles from Deanna Klingel, Laura Pearl, Neil Combs, more Dr. Greg, David Cavillo . . . giant list.  All good stuff, as far as I can tell.  Also a handful of lives of saints my kids are reading for school, and which I always enjoy.  And there’s Prentice-Halls Physical Science . . . let’s not go there.

6. What is your current reading trend?

Not reading.  Putting my brain 100% into a writing project, and having very little room left for serious thought, nor hours left for losing a day in a story.

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