Friday, October 22, 2010

Books I am Reading Now...How About You?

We read, we listened to the portable radio.
Obviously this wasn't life, this sitting around
in colored lawn chairs.

from The Seven Ages, "August" - Louise Gluck, p. 32

I always have a few books (and now blogs) going.  Thought I might share what I am reading with the idea that if a few of us found a text in common we might blog about it. I also am keenly interested in hearing about  books you are reading that you would recommend. The best new book I am reading is Cloud Atlas and it was recommended by two friends (Michael and Erick).  The best book I've read this decade:)

Here's my current list (incomplete):

I. Currently Reading
  1. Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell (iPad)
  2. Creativity (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyl) (iPad)
  3. The Seven Ages (Louise Gluck, poetry) (book) 
  4. Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education (David Perkins) (iPad)
  5. The Dialogic Imagination (Mikhail Bakhtin) (iPad, rereading)
 II. Waiting to Read
  1. Half the Sky (Nicholas Kristof &Sheryl Wudunn) (iPad)
  2. Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (Margaret Wheatley( (iPad)
  3. Shop Class as Soulcraft (Matthew B.Crawford) (iPad)
  4. The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary Anthropology (Wolfgang Iser) (book)
  5. Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization (Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright) (iPad)
 III. Recently Finished 
  1. An Ethics of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students (Ron Berger) (book) 
  2. Freedom: A Novel (Jonathan Franzen)  (iPad)
  3. Columbine (Dave Cullen) (iPad)
  4. Democracy and Education (John Dewey, reread) (iPad)
  5. Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life (John Daidoo Loori) (book)
  6. The Power of Pull (John Seely Brown) (iPad)
  7. The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education (Maya Frost) (iPad)
  8. Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology (Collins & Halverson) (book)
Morning Fog. Image by Mary Ann Reilly


    1. Hi,

      I was looking through your blog just a little, and I like it. I am somewhat new to blogging, but I started doing it for fun...

      I want to invite you to visit my blog, out of all the millions of bloggers out there, I reach out to interesting ones sometimes. Well I hope you will take me up on my offer and if you follow me, I will follow you...


    2. Thanks Jesse. I will check out your blog too.