Have you ever had the question posed to you: “If you had one super-power, what would it be?” I had this asked of me numerous times in college and the answer was always the same. I wanted to fly. I mean really, what could be any cooler than that?
But now I’m thinking that the super-power of that super-hero named Book Worm would be pretty cool, too. You know Book Worm, from that one show. Or was it a comic strip? Or am I completely making this up? Anyway, I’ve given up on my desire to fly. Now I want to be able to read at super-human, yes super-hero speeds. Because my library isn’t getting any smaller and my desk is getting cluttered with unfinished books.
It seems most readers that I talk with have the same problem. We just can’t finish a book before we start another. Then another. And another. And soon we have four books going. I remember having to do this in college because we had 4-6 classes per semester. But now I should be able to pick up one or two books and have them finished before I start another, right?
Needless to say I’m not reading fast enough and my attention-deficit disorder is getting the best of me. So here’s what I’m reading right now:
- ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
- ACSM’s Resource Manual
- How People Grow (Cloud/Townsend)
- Boundaries for Kids (Cloud/Townsend)
- Principle of the Path (Andy Stanley)
There’s actually two others I’ve consciously put down until this list gets shortened, so I’ll save myself the embarrassment. If I had the powers of Book Worm I wouldn’t have to worry about this.
So what are you reading?