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.

Since Tyrannio has arranged my books, the house seems to have acquired a soul. Cicero quote.

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.

Poetry books:

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.

Wisdom books:

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.

The Bible.

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?