I hate that question : “What are you reading at the moment?”
It is so difficult to answer accurately.
Do you mean what fictional novel am I reading for pure pleasure at the moment? Then I guess the answer is Persuasion, by Jane Austen. I am slowly working my way through the beautiful period prose, and being transported to another world.
The last Jane Austen novel I have never read, I hope to finish it in a week or so.
Except that at the same time, I am also reading some non-fiction in the form of In Constant Prayer, by Robert Benson. A book out of the Ancient Practices series, it is a study of worship and prayer, and how they are utilised by Christians, particularly in the Daily Offices.
I started it last night, and it looks interesting
But sometimes when I sit down, I want something a little lighter, or something I can walk away from quickly without needing to absorb too much new information. So laying next to my bed are two other books I am dipping into at the moment for short sections.
I am re-reading selected poems from Seamus Heaney, as well as selected essays by Kathleen Norris from The Cloister Walk.
Both I have read before, but sometimes you just want a quick bite.
Plus, I suppose I am technically reading the Bible at the moment, as I am everyday. And I still haven’t stopped reading War and Peace, it has just been a leetle while since I picked it up off the floor next to my bed.
So what about you? What are you reading?