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August 5, 2009

Books I Want to Read

The Craftsman (Paperback) by Prof. Richard Sennett

This one sounds dry but the Amazon preview doesn't come across that way. I'm a librarian but also an amateur artist and love to work with my hands. I like to do hand building in clay the best. To have someone from academe finding value in working with one's hands is relatively rare, So right now this book is at the top of my list.

And along the same lines,
Crawford, Matthew B. : Shop class as soulcraft : an inquiry into the value of work / New York : Penguin Press, 2009.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Recommended by a friend and I'm curious to find out why she liked this so much.

The Outlander by Gil Adamson
Because I love to read about women in the west at the turn of the century. And some of my family members live in Montana, where some of the story takes place.

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Posted by s-gang at August 5, 2009 3:06 PM