It was a happy mail day yesterday. After losing a lot of precious books in the hurricane, we are building back our library.
Here they are:
1. Stephen Hawking “A Briefer History of Time”.
After I started working in a Montessori school, I became obsessed with astronomy and physics. And that is said by a girl who has a degree in humanities and never ever in her life would imagine voluntarily opening a book with numbers or (oh, horror!) formulas. But here I am. After watching all possible documentaries on the latest studies of the universe, I decided I was ready for this wonderful book. I even signed up for Khan Academy to remember the basics of mathematics and physics.
2. Shirley Paden “Knitwear Design Workshop. A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits” .
I always modify patterns. I haven’t made a single item without modification. I almost always substitute the yarn and knit with a completely different stitch gauge. So, to avoid knitting disasters, I decided to dig more deeply into the logic behind knitwear construction. Usually I modify intuitively and almost never do numbers, but it’s time to start. If you do something, do it well, right?
3. Marshall B. Rosenberg “Nonviolent Communication. A Language of Life”.
I think this book is essential for teachers, doctors, parents, human beings… Yep, for everybody.
Off to reading…