Monday, January 19, 2009

Favorite Books, Essays and Writings

Ever since I could pick up a book myself, I've always loved reading. There have been a few books that have stood out over the years that helped define who I am and how I think. Others I've loved simply because they're fun. Either way, here they are for you to peruse.

The Art of Color by Johannes Itten
Ways of Seeing by John Berger
I and Thou by Martin Buber
On Being Human: Principles of Ethics by Andrew Varga
Man and His Symbols by C.G. Jung (The older, larger, color hardcover edition; don't bother with the small B&W paperback as the larger size and color are important in showing the imagery. You can find it used on Amazon.)
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukov
The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra
Marie Curie: A Biography by Eve Curie
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and
What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynman
Feynman’s Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and Life by Leonard Mlodinow

The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Tree People by Naomi M. Stokes
Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera and Bill Cleaver (This was made into a movie in the 70's.)
Born Free, Living Free, and Forever Free by Joy Adamson (Born Free was made into a movie, also.)

Walden by Henry David Thoreau
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights by James Madison, et al

What are some of your favorite books?

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