Books. They are so much better than movies, social media, TV, video games, Kindle. I usually have 5-10 books going at a time to suit whatever my reading mood is.
Right now, I have these seven:
Anguished English by Richard Lederer. This is great for a little light, funny reading when I just want to be amused. Mr. Lederer has collected thousands of misuses of the English language and compiled them into this book and its sequels.
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. I just finished a volume filled with some other classic Shakespeare plays. This one is always a pleasure to read. It's currently my nighttime reading.
Heavens to Betsy by Charles Earl Funk. This is the sequel to A Hog on Ice. Another light reading selection that documents various folk sayings along with an explanation of the origins and meanings.
The Invisible War by Donald Grey Barnhouse. This is a theological book that uses Biblical arguments to look at the Earth before Adam and Eve. It's part of what is known as the Gap Theory. Whether or not you agree with the Gap Theory, it's a very interesting read about Lucifer's fall, and the perspective he would have at seeing his realm reclaimed by God to create what we currently know as the Heavens and the Earth.
The History of World War II by Antony Evans and David Gibbons. The title is self-explanatory. I borrowed this book from Kal, my son, who is very interested in World War II. I read this in spurts because the gruesome facts are hard to stomach.
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich. Out of my normal genre. Just finished this. I hardly ever read current novels, but this one has an interesting perspective on the suicidal mindset and the effects of loneliness on a person. I skimmed through a few parts I found disgusting, but it's overall a very well-written, thought-provoking book.
Churchill's Trial by Larry P. Arnn. The subtitle is Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government. Very apt reading for today's political environment. While I haven't started this one yet, it is in my stack next up. Mr. Arnn is the president of Hillsdale College, so I look forward to reading anything by him.
That's only part of my stack. I have business books I go through, too. No Charles Dickens at the moment, but that's because all those books are packed away still in boxes from moving. We need a built-in bookcase before we unearth all those. That's a project for another day.