Thursday, May 8, 2008

Summer reading list

So with the arrival of American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau today, I took a count of the number of books I plan to have read by the end of summer. Including Plan B 3.0, which I am currently reading, I have 71 books set aside for reading as soon as possible. *ahem* Woops. Didn't know I'd set aside quite that many.

I don't know... I think it's pretty cool. (Professional nerd, remember?) Know what would be cooler? Actually having them all read by the time my students come back in August. Of course, that's not including any books I might buy over the summer....

Must... resist... must... not buy... books...... Yeah. That'll happen. I'm quite sure I'll end up buying a few more to read... I do know that I'm in search of Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hahn, so there's one to pick up anyway.

Speaking of books, I'm thinking of starting a book club when school starts up again this fall. Basically we'd get together once a week for a couple of hours, have some snacks, and read and talk about books. I think it'd be super sweet to get a grant to fund it as well for the snacks, the books, and maybe even a field trip or two to a local (and independent!!) bookstore. Yeah... more mega-nerdy type stuff, but I really think it could be a lot of fun, and I bet there are a fair number of students that would join it. We'll see... stay tuned!


  1. Todd,
    As you read Peace is Every Step (the book that introduced me to Mindfulness) -- if you haven't already found , it is well worth a visit. I highly recommend all of Gil Fronsdal's MP3 podcasts -- BUT Especially his six 1-hour introductory podcasts "Mindfulness Meditation Course" Weeks 1 through 6.

    On my blog you can download MP3 files of Meditation Timer Bells for 5-minute s through 60-minutes of Silent meditation.

    And my Favorite Books section and Clips by Topic might also have some things of interest to you.

    Be well, Garold

  2. Actually -- it was your mention of Plan B 3.0 that surfaced your blog post in my google search --

    i forgot to mention in my previous comment that i just created a new (BETA) website
    -- may it be useful to you as you choose what you want to do about helping us all "Mobilize to Save Civilization" :-)