Seattle has some amazing libraries. The selection of available books is huge, the library buildings themselves are beautifully designed (check out our local Ballard Library — it has grass growing on the roof!), and the interlibrary loan system is incredibly simple.
In fact, it may be a little too simple. We often find ourselves in possession of far more books than we can actually read. There is a fine line, we’ve found, between feeling inspired by so many books and overwhelmed by so many. We tend to waffle between the two.
Do any of you have a book/library problem like we do?
Here’s a stack, of both our own and of the library’s books, that we’ve found ourselves with recently:
- The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise?
- The $100 Startup
- The Great Gatsby
- The Power of Full Engagement
- Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You
- Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry
- Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
- Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
- Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day
- Photographing Shadow and Light
- Tanka Tanka Skunk!