Books I’m Reading: Poetry, Wisdom, and Biography
Books fuel your soul.
Pour in so you can pour out. The more you pour in – the more you can pour out. An empty cup can’t contribute.
Books I’m reading:
I don’t punish myself by finishing a boring book. Other books are like old friends. I stop in for an occasional visit.
I read several books at once. Here are non-leadership books I’m reading.
The Road Not Taken and Other Poems: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), Robert Frost.
I mentioned this book on July 7, 2023. Half-Done Compassion
The Complete Poems: (Penguin Classics), Christina Rosetti.
She’s often dark. “Goblin Market,” is my favorite Rossetti poem.
The Collected Works of T.S. Eliot (featuring the Waste Land, 2 collections of poetry and more, all with an active table of contents) Kindle Edition.
Current favorite, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”
Great Poems for Children Audible Audiobook.
I often read and listen to children’s books. Scarlett Johansson’s performance of Alice in Wonderland is the best performance of a children’s book I’ve ever listened to. The Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Friends, is runner up.
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Illustrated) Kindle Edition by Balthasar Gracian.
Here’s a quote: “There are some men so devoid of purpose that they always require direction from others.”
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living, Kindle Edition by Ryan Holiday.
I compare the translations of Marcus Aurelius with the Gregory Hays translation of Meditations. Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library) Kindle Edition.
I usually use the English Standard Version.
Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas Audible Audiobook – Unabridged by Stephen Budiansky.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong Audible Audiobook – Unabridged by James R. Hansen.
What books are you reading?