Summer Reading 2020. Showing quite some eclecticism again! Voyage with the Labrador Eskimos 1880-1881? Indeed. Tarnas’ book started off great but got a little tedious with chapters upon chapters attempting to prove to the disbelievers that astrology is real. That Dolly Alderton book was the worst thing I’ve bought in a while– sometimes I pick… Read More Eclectic Bookshelf #10
Wohlleben’s book The Hidden Life of Trees, proving what anyone who’s ever spent much time among them must already know: that trees are all connected and sentient, that they respond to one another and their surroundings and other beings.
Summer 2018 reading list. A bundle on female pleasure! Others to inform the development of a book with Zach Norris, head of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland. And some for summer fun. Cutting for Stone was beautiful.
Summer reading 2017, while digesting the stories of Edgar Villanueva and contemplating race and colonization and whiteness and indigeneity. I love my work! Some of these are so excellent that I will post separately about them.
Obviously a haul inspired by the inauguration. Can you believe it took me this long to read James Baldwin? Now I live there. In his pages. Don’t ask me to leave.
I really resisted the Peter Block book when the Kinnernet bookclub took up with it–only because I could not get past how dumb the title seemed to me. It turns out to be a really solid book about.. bringing people together in ways that lead to thriving. Of course Between the World and Me was… Read More Eclectic Bookshelf #5
Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal the clear winner from a rather homogenous stew. Carnegie and Branson and Machiavelli, oh my. Susan Rabiner’s book Thinking Like Your Editor is also highly recommended for folks putting together a nonfiction book proposal. It’s the ONLY book on this I recommend!
El Sup and Taiye were the standouts from this haul.
The first Eclectic Bookshelf was around this time of year one year ago.
A screenshot of the books downloaded over the past few months. What on earth could the Book Doula be researching now? Sharing? Revolution? Social Enterprise?… Wall Street? Why, yes.