Re: What book(s) are you reading right now?
Just finishing up "Anti-Intellectualism In American Life." Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1964 and written by one of my favorite historians, Richard Hofstadter. Great read and especially germane to George W. Bush's 21st century America.
Going back to "Feet Of Clay" (A Study of Gurus) by Anthony Storr. I read all but the last couple of chapters before getting sidetracked by the above book. Interesting psychological look at famous religious leaders.
I also need to finish "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir In Books" by Azar Nafasi. A bit lighter reading than the two above, I only got about half-way through before getting sidetracked. But it wasn't for lack of interest. On a related note, I had read "The Kiterunner" by Khaled Hosseini which brought me to "Reading Lolita." I really enjoyed "The Kiterunner" which is mostly set in modern Afghanistan. It's an interesting look at the mideastern culture. Highly recommended.
"I fought because I understood and could not bear to understand, that it was my destiny -- unlike that of my father, whose fate it was to hear the roar of the crowd -- to sit in the stands with most men and acclaim others. It was my fate, my destiny, my end, to be a fan."