Wausaublog’s Reading List

Just to make things simpler, here is an easy way to let everyone know what you are reading.  Just drop a note in the comment box with your latest read and maybe a four word review. 🙂


46 responses to “Wausaublog’s Reading List

  1. The Spirit of Tai Chi: Essential Principles, by John Lash. Taoism and tangentially, Tai Chi, explained in beautiful, poetic prose.

  2. The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder. This is a book about the “floor time approach” to learning and helping go beyond a child’s label (disability) when educating him or her.

  3. sawdust ceaser by george seldes…a personal hero of mine

    airframe by crichton…read it up north sitting in a chair on the deck

  4. digital fortress by dan brown

    I like books of fiction about smart people doing bookish things

    and cryptography is bookish i contend

  5. Paddle Whispers by Douglas Wood

    With poetic text and pen and ink drawings, Wood takes us on a physical and spiritual canoe journey.

  6. 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian by Pamela Rice.

    Capsule review (paraphrasing Linus from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"): Those are good reasons.  Eating meat is not only too commercial, it is too dangerous.

    You can find a longer review here

  7. The Explosive Child by Ross Green

    A great new look at how to work with a child who is inflexible and seems to anger easily.

    It has helped a great deal….


  8. The Ancient Mines of Kitchi-Gummi by Roger Jewell

    Interesting theories about the ancient copper mines and the cultures of Lake Superior area. Why did they mine all that copper and where did it go? Did it fuel the Bronze Age of Europe?

  9. TRUMAN by David McCullough.
    Years ago Mark Baldwin from the WDH suggested it. It took me about three month to read. Its like 1000 pages.


  11. Ed Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism by Bob Edwards

  12. Chris–

    This is an excellent book! Great suggestion!

  13. I enjoyed Digital Fortress (thanks, freemedia23) so went on to Angels & Demons. Seems like it’s going to live up to Dan Brown’s standard.

  14. The Journey of Socrates by Dan Millman. I read it in two days up north, sitting on a dock. In a chair. It was a perfect blend of zen, and judaica.

  15. The Fugitive Game by Johnathon Littman…the story of the chase of Kevin Mitnick

  16. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. About a ninety+ year old man living in a nursing home who tells the story of when he had joined the circus when he was young. Written by a woman in Illinois. Did part of her research in Baraboo.

  17. Healing anger : the power of patience from a Buddhist perspective by the Dalai Lama

  18. Awakening Compassion by Pema Chodron

    Audio book from Overdrive a cool new service from the library — check it out!


  19. Beginner’s Guide To Meditation by Shinzen Young (audio book)

  20. Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn (audio book)

  21. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Tertiary Phase by Douglas Adams (Audio book)

  22. blow down the house by robery baer

  23. sex, drugs, and cocoa puffs by chuck klosterman

    reminded me why i did not like it the first time

  24. Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. Same guy who wrote Emotional Intelligence. A quote,”…self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion.”

  25. Hmmm…pretty much what the Buddha said. Some things never change. 🙂 Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing!

  26. The Great Transformation: The Beginnings of Our Religious Traditions, by Karen Hughes. A sweeping look at the period in history that brought us the Old Testament prophets, the Greek Philosophers, Confuscious and Loa Tzu and the Buddha. A bit overwhelming, but very interesting.

    What Jesus Meant, by Garry Wills. Often times when people quote the Bible to me, I wonder how come we grew up reading such a different version. Apparently Garry and I read the same version, but he still sees it much more interestingly than I ever could.

    Appreciate Your Life: the Essence of Zen Practice by Taizan Maezumi Roshi. As with many eastern tracts this short book is deceptively simple, but would take the rest of my life to understand. Your mileage may vary, of course. 🙂

  27. The Davinci code…I was on 4 airplanes. It just flowed. Nice story telling, tough for Catholics

  28. Shame it is a load of crapola start to finish 😉

    When I am done with it you can read this.

  29. I need to pay off my library fine from 100 years ago then

  30. How to Make Love like a Porn Star by Jenna Jameson.

    A really well written book. A great memoir, reflecting some honest to god self awareness.

    I read its 600 pages in 24 hours.

  31. Eaters of the Dead–M. Crichton
    Devices and Desires–PD James
    Modern Japanese Design–Penny Sparke

  32. Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor

  33. Hard Right

    It is about the rise of Jesse Helms. Interesting but flawed. Dry and not recommended

  34. Sawdust Ceasar by George Seldes. My hero George.

  35. Living Buddha, Living Christ
    By Tich Nhat Hahn

    Actually not as good as I hoped, but if you want to see how Christianity looks through a Buddhist lens, this is a good place to start. Frankly, it makes more sense to me this way.

  36. Traveling Light by Max Lucado
    “Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended To Bear: The Promise Of The Psalm 23.” Highly recommend the book!

  37. I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris. 304 pages. I read up to page 263 in one 2-hour session. Yes, there are a lot of pictures (pictures of Amy, pictures of her apartment, pictures of completed recipes). It is a seriously funny (and real) book on hospitality. Not exactly politically correct. Overall, a welcome addition to my cookbook, crafting and “Talent Family” collection.

  38. The Corrections by Fanzen

  39. Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.- I just had the pleasure of hearing him speak at the Gov’s Conference on Tourism- simply amazing!

  40. Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook by Jennifer Bartley – I guess it’s time to redo my veggie garden!

  41. Wikinomics by let me go look…Don Tapscott

    Its a new world

  42. Why Black People tend to Shout by Ralph Wiley

  43. Woodlot and Ballot Box: Marathon County In The Twentieth Century- Howard R. Klueter and
    James J. Lorence.

    A great book if you want to understand the change from lumber to other industries in Marathon County, and its history in general.

  44. The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

    First off, if you have Father Son issues, not for you. If you have twinges of abandonment issues, not for you.

    Its a great book though.

  45. The search for the Panchen Lama: Excellent book by a British author telling the history of the reincarnated Lamas of Tibet, both the Panchen and Dalai Lamas. A great read, especially for the realists among us.

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