Readers on Reading: Michael Washington

047-bryce-e1305733282782Michael Washington reads more than just about anyone I know. He also reads deeply and you get a sense of this as you read either of his two blogs: Intersections and For Fathers.

What books are you currently reading?

Surprised by Joy by CS Lewis; Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church by Barbara Holmes; Blacks by Gwendolyn Brooks; A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri.

Where is your favorite place to read?

On the long deck on a ship somewhere in the middle of the Mediterranean. My most common place to read is one of two chairs in my home or while walking around my office.

E-reader or codex?

Seriously, you’re asking me this? [By this Michael means that he’d never sully his fingertips on an e-reader. At least I think that’s what he means.]

What book have you recommended the most in the past 12 months?

Are You Waiting for The One? by Peterson & Peterson.

What is most enjoyable about your reading life?

I love walking into created worlds, fashioned lives, and being able to do that between the covers of a book is so manageable. I get to meet so many different people (i.e., characters) when I read, and following up with some of the authors is a gift and a blessing, too.

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