(The title might better be “What is on my night stand these days” but let’s not quibble over details.)
This idea is stolen from Paul Tuns over at Sobering Thoughts. I see your good idea, Paul, and I up you one, by providing a visual of my teetering reading pile.
Starting at the top: there’s Edith Wharton–the last novella I read was really very good–called “Old Maid”–please hold your very, very funny jokes on whether that has anything to do with yours truly; next, a Chesterton compilation; next, a travel New Testament; after that, just your standard, run-of-the-mill Moravian Liturgy, (no need to explain that because everyone has one, no?); then, the inspirational biography of William Wilberforce; Culture Shift by Mohler–alas, I’ve never cracked that one open but there it is; two books on pro-life feminism, thanks to Toronto Right to Life after I gave a talk; The Complete Novels of Jane Austen–who I am told, I should like. (Should being the operative word there. By the time I’ve figured who is who and why I care, well, I’m asleep faster than you can say “Moravian Liturgy”.) Care of the Soul was a quick purchase. I thought I was getting Thomas More when actually I was getting Thomas Moore, a not inconsequential difference of a couple hundred years. Finally, no time like the present to learn some Canadian history with Right Honourable Men by Michael Bliss.by