September 22, 2009
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Libraries, simply put, are magical. You walk in empty handed and with a soul seeking something, and you walk out with portals through which answers come.
I’ve been at the public library twice this past week, each time leaving with an armful of books. I don’t actually expect to read them all, but I do expect to peek through some and fully explore others. Either way, these books will leave traces of their influence.
Currently home with me:
- The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore, with selected translations from The Fables of La Fontaine.
- The Goddess is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch. Deborah Blake.
- The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things: Fourteen Natural Steps to Health and Happiness. Larry Dossey, M. D.
- Partners in Recovery: How Mates, Lovers & Other Prosurvivors Can Learn to Support & Cope with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Beverly Engel, M. F. C. C.
- Will and the Word: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. Stephen Greenblatt.
- Soul Murder: The Effects of Childhood Abuse and Deprivation. Leonard Shengold, M. D.
- Finding Courage to Speak: Women’s Survival of Child Abuse. Paige Alisen.
- Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families. Charles L. Whitfield, M. D.
- In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Michael Pollan.
- Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. John Perkins.
- The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion.
Wow. Really? I didn’t realize how many books came home with me until I listed them out!