Monday, January 23, 2012

Voracious Mental Appetite

It's been probably ten years since I've read for pleasure. Since finishing grad school, I've begun to really start seeing life more clearly. As such, I've been dedicated to reading (and learning) everything I can about what I feel will be my life's endeavors: Sustainable development, poverty alleviation, social business, community development, and Buddhism. I'm going to start a list of books here that have been devoured, just in case, you know, you're interested. Or something. Ask for any opinions and/or intellectual discussions. I'm down.

Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century, Alex Steffen (ed.)
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh
Eaarth, Bill McKibben
Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz (I love dogs, what can I say. Boring book, though.)
Building Social Business, Muhammad Yunus
Unofficial Peace Corps Volunteer Handbook, Travis Hellstrom
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh 
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert Putnam
Deep Economy, Bill McKibben
Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
Microfinance: The Way of Grassroots Finance, Satyananda Gabriel
Answers from the Heart, Thich Naht Hanh
Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
Thinking in Systems: A Primer, Donella H. Meadows
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Night, Elie Weisel
The Teachings of the Buddha, Jack Kornfield (In progress)

On the docket- The Limits of Growth, Donella H. Meadows; I and Thou, Martin Buber; Banker to the Poor, Muhammad Yunus; The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises, Richard Heinberg (ed.); Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins; The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation, Thich Naht Hanh; Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Jeffrey Sachs

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