Ray Ward has been reading Thomas Merton's The Seven Storey Mountain, which I have read at some time or another.
Or was it The Seven Pillars of Wisdom? I think I have read both.
The book I just read was a biography of James Smithson, whose bequest led to the creation of the Smithsonian. Before that, I read a collection of O. Henry stories, the two latest Gabriel Allon books by Daniel Sylva, and The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd.
Somehow, Dana picks the books, I just read them.