Multiple Book Dysfunction

I thought I’d come across the above phrase on Gavin’s blog, Hit the back button but I can’t find it now so I may be wrong. Anyway definitely suffering from MBD at the moment and am committing Bookamy on a massive level. Currently “on the go” I have all these books in my life:
Generous Orthodoxy
Stories of emergence
Book of uncommon prayer
Round Ireland with a fridge
Christianity in a post athiest age
Adventures in Missing the Point
I couldn’t resist Brian McLaren’s book because the subtitle is fantastic: “Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, anabaptist, anglican, methodist, catholic, green, incarnational, depressed-yet-hopeful, emergent, unfinished Christian!”
plake7.jpg Definitely need to get some of these finished, especially as I’m awaiting the arrival of a DVD called “Blizzard of Aaaarghs” which is a “Rockumentry of some of the best bad boy ski action ever” I LOVE this film and lost my VHS copy a couple of years ago but have just discovered it’s on DVD! So if anyone fancies watching this with me, shout! OH and if you fancy a shorter read then here’s a link I lifted from Gavin, Parents go on strike over lazy teenagers! Will blog later, I have some reading to do now!

4 Replies to “Multiple Book Dysfunction”

  1. hey ian, thanks for the link. i can’t remember where you found the reference to MBD, might have had something to do with those “clowns.” but, i know it’s part of one of my first posts. he’s my initial story.
    multiple book disorder – (noun, origins: gavins pyschology department) is a condition where an afflicted person tries to read more than one book, generally three to four, at the same time and then confuses themselves on which one to read. the end result is that nothing gets read. (funny story – daniel wolpert told me that i was reading my own book by combining multiple books, i told him thanks, but i wasn’t buying that bs)

  2. Thanks for the info Gavin, I see its “MB disorder” rather than how I recorded it so I must stop quoting from memory, however with six books on the go I may have crossed the line into dysfunction!

  3. i have yet to submit it to any psychiatric journal, so if we want to rename it, i suppose we can. a friend also calls this Book Attention Deficit Disorder (i find that one to be to cliche’). also read my post on “abitious slackers unite.” then you can decide if you are an “ambitious slacker” from your profile, you might be.

  4. I have just got home from work where I had a chat with one of the doorman about the book he was reading and what I was reading. I realised that I am liable to get a large does of MBD if I carry on as I have The future present, Mclarens extremely long titled book the generous orthodoxy, Incarnate God, Purpose driven life, a novel by Robert Jordan and Robbie Williams Feel all at the same time. I wonder what would happen if I muddled Feel with Purpose Driven Life?

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