Magazine article The Christian Century

Reading Habits

Magazine article The Christian Century

Reading Habits

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I am seldom without reading material--the Economist is my staple for doctors' waiting rooms--but lately I find it more difficult to concentrate on reading that requires sustained attention, like poetry. I have to work at making time and a quiet heart. I begin and end each day with prayer, using Give Us This Day. Designed for Catholic readers, it contains daily mass readings and scripture reflections by many contemporary women.

I dislike reading online, but consult my local paper and the New York Times daily. I read the New Yorker, Image and Vanity Fair. I use Facebook to keep up with my nieces and a nephew.

Books are my travel companions. A canceled flight is an opportunity to browse in a bookstore, and when flight attendants instruct me to turn off anything with an on/off switch, I keep reading while the e-readers go dark. I'm more likely to read history than theology, and the latter is often from ancient sources. …

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