It’s a holiday week, so my stack is a bit thinner than usual. This is partly due to lack of time to read, and partly due to the fact that the library bus that transfers books between branches runs less often during holidays. I’m sure that everything I have on hold will arrive next week, making for a super-stack and a reading marathon.
- The Magic Of Thinking Big, by David Schwartz. This one was originally published in 1959 and was recently recommended by a fellow writer. Anything that has endured for 50+ years must have some merit and since I’m always up for a solid self-help book that might help advance my dreams, I checked it out.
- Play: How It Shapes The Brain, Opens The Imagination, And Invigorates The Soul, by Stuart Brown. This one was recommended to me by a fellow board game geek. While not related strictly to games, the book details the benefits of playing more often, both for kids and adults. Anything that gives me a scholarly reason for playing must be worthwhile.
- Pioneer Girl, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Growing up, the Little House series was one of my favorites. Who am I kidding? I wanted to be Laura. I couldn’t pass up the chance to read this beautiful autobiography of the “real” Laura.