What to read…

I’m about to go on a short vacation (after getting through this weekend, and two days of presbytery next week).

I need to read on this vacation.

But what to read? My reading habits have been totally out of whack since I got pregnant about this time last year. When I found out I was pregnant, I read baby and parenting books obsessively. (I remember an interview with a nominating committee when I was asked what I was currently reading and I had to  fib quite a bit since the committee didn’t yet know I was pregnant.) Then, the week before Zora was born (she was late and I had on-and-off pre-labor for about a week), I read a novel or two to keep myself occupied. But since she’s been born, I honestly have not read much.

I have this debate then: there’s a pile of theology and ministry related things that I really need to get through. But should I do that on my vacation?

Thoughts and suggestions appreciated!

4 Responses to “What to read…”

  1. steve d Says:

    I’ve been thinking about re-reading Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins again. That’s a great one…but you may have read it.

    You’ve probably also read A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

    Whatever you do, don’t read Shadowmancer. Whatever you do.

  2. susan Says:

    I read Leaving Church a few months ago by Barbara Brown Taylor…every preacher should read it to learn more about transitions, wholistic living, and burnout.

    I also recommend the Kite Runner for a good fiction read. It’s beautifully written and contains a great examination of forgiveness.

    Finally, another quick fiction read Brooklyn Follies.

    Enjoy the vacation!

  3. revabi Says:

    First I want to welcome you to revgalblogpals. I can already see you have much to offer. Look forward to reading your posts.

    2nd. Have a great vacation. I recommend mimosas, margaritas, or just plain wine while taking in a good novel, good movie, a mindless magazine, or just enjoying the scenery. I have taken theo./rel/church growth books on vacation. I end up not reading them. Usually I take and read a little of a good novel or a magazine. But really there is no reading, I have three young kids, who demand my attention even on vacation.

    3rd You sure have been through a lot as a Mom.

  4. Kirstin Says:

    Alas, my reading has been limited to biology and chemistry textbooks as of late, but Ryan’s been reading a book I’ve been meaning to for awhile and loving it–––Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. He says it’s funny, interesting, and well written . . . always a good combo. Enjoy your vacation!