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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Turning the Pages of 2017--books so far


You can tell a lot about people by the books on their shelves, or by the bedstand, or in our case, scattered throughout the house.  Draw your own conclusions.So far this year--
Currently reading
Susan Rice, Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a world that can’t stop talking
Books completed in 2017
Art
·     Zoltan Szabo Paints Landscapes—watercolor, used
·     Betty Lou Schlemm, Watercolor Secrets for Painting Light, used
·     Oliver Meslay, Turner, Life and Landscape
Fiction
·     William Least Heat Moon, Celestial Mechanics
·     Anne Hillerman, Song of the Lion
·     Michael Crichton, Lost World
·     Robert Ludlum, The Matlock Paper
History
·     Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower
·     David McCullough, The Wright Brothers,  
General non-fiction
·     Smoke over Oklahoma—The Railroad Photographs of Preston George
·     Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain
·     William Least Heat Moon, Here, There, Elsewhere
·     Steven Pressfield, Do the Work
·     Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro
·     Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams
·     Robert MacFarlane, Landmarks
·     Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees
·     Hugh Prather, Notes to Myself, 1970
Poetry
·     John Erskine, Sonata, 1923
Partial
·     Richard Jefferies, After London, 1885, fiction
·     Peter Davidson, The Idea of North
·     Eliot Weinberger, The Ghosts of Birds
·     W.G. Sebald. The Rings of Saturn
·     Robert Friedman, The Next 100 Years
·     Linda Gratton & Andrew Scott, The 100-Year Life, Living and Working in an Age of Longevity









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