Books are portable universities, windows into other worlds, bridges of the heart and mind. Whether read on paper, online, or in audio format, they open our minds to the world around us, and to worlds that have passed away, and worlds that might yet be.
Here are a few that have touched and shaped my life. You can click on either the photo of the cover or the ISBN number, and you’ll be taken to to learn more about it. And check out your local independent bookseller. There’s nothing like browsing through books, and discovering something you didn’t even know existed. My personal favorite is The Tattered Cover in Denver.
Recently Read
10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me: Life Lessons from a Man's Best Friend, by Carlos De Vito, ISBN 1594861978
From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava, by Jay Kopelman, Melinda Roth, ISBN 1592289800
My All Time Favorites
A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) (Paperback)
by John Kennedy Toole, ISBN 0802130208
Illusions, by Richard Bach, ISBN 0385319258
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt, ISBN 0679751521
Where the Heart Is, by Billie Letts, ISBN 0446672211
The Annotated Alice: Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by John Tenniel, ISBN 0517189208
"1601", or, Conversation as it was at the fireside in the time of the Tudors ; and, Sketches old and new, by Mark Twain. Alas, this book was banned for many years, and now is out of print. Sometimes previously owned copies can be had on eBay or Amazon or through the search of a helpful bookseller.
Letters from the Earth, by Mark Twain, ISBN 0060518650
The Persian Boy, by Mary Renault, ISBN 0394751019
Travels with Charley In Search of America, by John Steinbeck, ISBN 0140187413
Other Books
I’ll be adding more books as time allows. For building, architecture, alternative energy, and independent living books, check out my Resources page on the Hermitage website.