A (very bad) photo found on Facebook.
Feeling a tad whimsical, and just a bit of curiosity, I posted the very bad picture above on Facebook and asked, "What are you reading?" I got a terrific number of responses and confirmed what I was sure I knew: we have a smart, studious, and inquiring group of readers here in Carroll County!
Here are some of the books our friends and neighbors have been reading this week:
In One Person by John Irving
Wyoming Stories and Bad Dirt by Annie Proulx
Eleanor of Aquitane: A Life by Alison Weir
Hybrid Reality by Parag and Ayesha Khanna
That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx
Clapton, the Autobiography by Eric Clapton
Balthasar and De Lubac Ignatius Press
Documentary Storytelling by Sheila Curran Bernard
The Great American Stickup by Robert Scheer
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Wordpress for Dummies, Dummies Series
Why Leaves Evolve, National Geographic
A Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
Brother Lawrence, Baker Publishing Group
How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall
God is a Gift by Doug Reed
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald Harington
The 20 books listed here, and the 20 readers who dipped into them, represent a small percentage of the readers in our area, in our region, and in the wide, wide world beyond. We should all feel good about how many of us still depend on the printed word to learn, to be inspired, and to affirm our curiosity about the world around us.
What are you reading?