For the curious, and for my own future reference, I'll list here the books I took with me for my own use during the trip, aside from my Bible.
As usual, I was overly ambitious and didn't even touch some of them. Really, I didn't expect to read them all but took variety so I'd be sure to have something to read no matter my mood.
- The Christian Counselor's Manual by Jay Adams (the one I read around 70 pages of)
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (which I'd already finished -- I brought it because I've been writing down quotes of interest from it, but I didn't do even a bit of that on the trip!)
- The Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat (pre-reading for the children -- I've looked it over a bit but not read the whole thing -- didn't touch it on the trip)
- Crazy Love by Francis Chan (read the whole thing on the trip down)
- Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (another preread and I am also just enjoying finally reading this in entirety myself -- I'm a good deal of the way through it but I didn't read on the trip)
- Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulators by David Chilton (Didn't touch this either - at least I didn't forget I had it along. :) I'm eager to dig in to it as well -- have read a little)
- Competent to Counsel by Jay Adams (I've read some of the beginning of this and also multiple parts throughout, either referenced from another of his books or just looked at as relevant -- I only read some parts of this referenced in TCCM on the trip)
- The Christian Counselor's Casebook by Jay Adams (I got this right before we left and am eager to go through it, but decided I need to really digest TCCM and possibly CTC first to make better use of it)
- A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family by Mary Ostyn (I got this right before I left as well, and was looking forward to it but got so caught up in the counseling materials that I forgot about it also! Is that a sign you have too many books?)
Yep, I took 9 books and only touched 3. Yep, I regularly cart around a bunch of stuff with me that I don't even need. I guess you could call it a bizarre kind of insurance. Or you could just call it weird and laugh at me. :-P
I was a little irritated with myself for forgetting about books, but otherwise, although I would have liked to have read more (which would probably always be the case), I am pleased that I read what I did, and that it was more than I thought in my last post. There are some pretty good reasons why I didn't get more reading done, six of the best being my family members. :)
So that's how one bibliophile travels. How about you?