Books as guides

Fall books: Reading habits

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.


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