Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Reading Up a Storm

Keeping warm and cozy while reading philosophy, Winter 2007 in Virginia.
Books I'd Like to Read (many will be for a second or hundredth time):

  1. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman (need to finish it)
  2. The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes by Athena Swentzell Steen
  3. Samuel Johnson: The Major Works edited by Donald Greene
  4. The Portable Thoreau edited by Carl Bode
  5. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  6. The Modern Baker: Time Saving Techniques for Breads, Tarts, Pies, Cakes, and Cookies by Nick Malgieri
  7. Quilt Artistry: Inspired Designs from the East by Yoshiko Jinzenji
  8. The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker by Elizabeth Hartman
  9. Bay Area Gardening: 64 Practical Essays by Master Gardeners edited by Barbara J. Euser
  10. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard 
  11. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
  12. Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus by Nathaniel Knaebel
  13. The Power of Art by Simon Schama
  14. Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long by Eliot Coleman
  15. Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander
  16. Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  17. Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley
  18. The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change by Annie Leonard
  19. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell (note the irony that this has a bargain price next to it)
  20. The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self Portrait by Carlos Fuentes
  21. Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books by Uri Shulevitz
  22. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
  23. Second Nature: A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan
  24. In Memoriam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  25. The Island of the Color Blind by Oliver Sacks
What are you most excited to read this year? Started anything new that you love? Anything you threw across the room? Rereading an old favorite? Let me know! :)

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