Last year we moved and landed next door to a library. Quite a dangerous move for someone who loves books and is trying to get anything accomplished. Over the course of the year I managed to start 29 books and finish 25. Some of the highlights in no particular order were:
Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
A Thousand Brains by Jeff Hawkins
On Trails by Robert Moore
Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte
Dawn by Octavia Butler
On Trails was a fascinating examination of how we navigate and the weirdly paradoxical feeling that hiking on a trail isn’t freedom like we tend to feel it is, but it’s actually one of the most limiting activities you can do. Almost every decision is made for you. It made me look into another article called The Trouble with Wilderness by William Cronon. A really great read that makes you think about the outdoors and the environment around you.