I was already fairly familiar with Scripture. That is one of the strengths of protestant denominations: Scripture is taught and emphasized. I knew the stories pretty well. Sometime during that summer Catholicism became more than an academic question. I knew that I was going to need to make a judgment about the truth of various claims about Christianity. I was eventually going to need to make a decision.
I read the Bible. I didn't read all of it, but I read a lot. I read fast, sometimes a whole book in a single day. I wanted to make sure I knew Scripture in order to make a good judgment about what other people wrote. I also started keeping a running bibliographic record of what I read; I wanted to be able to show, if I had to explain my decision, that is was a researched, thought-out decision, not some romantic notion.