I don't know a whole lot about literature & writing, but I do know I like to read. And though I haven't read a whole lot, I thought I'd share a few recent reads that I've enjoyed.
Let's start with a picture book!
Material World "A Global Family Portrait" by Peter Menzel
Truly a "global family portrait"--Menzel & his crew traveled the globe & while visiting every country, they documented what an average family's life would be with a focus on material goods. The spreads include a variety of shots from their daily life & ends with a final shot of the family and every possession that they own. Truly humbling.
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
A book on economics you say? Gross.
That's what I thought.
Freakonomics explores the "hidden side of everything" while keeping it interesting and fresh. With topics that include sumo wrestling, the Klu Klux Klan, perfect parenting, drug dealers, & baby naming, it provides a plethora of information that address ways we as humans individually & socially work. Read it. It makes you think.(And I doodled on the cover because it was boring and plain white. This is better.)
This isn't a read, this is a journal. And it is so radical. You should get one.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
This book is incredible, and I have yet to meet someone who has read it and thinks bad of it. This is a moving tale that tells of a young man's journey after he becomes trapped on a boat with a Bengal tiger in the middle of the ocean--sounds a little far-fetched, but is one of the most intriguing and captivating stories I have ever read. The depth of experience that Pi faces is spiritually stimulating & sobering. I felt somewhat empty after finishing because I sincerely wished there was more.
In other news...May's issue of SLUG magazine featuring...ME! HEYOOOOOOOO!
What do you kids like reading? I'm always up for suggestions.
(Pardon the blown out colors on a few of these photos. I don't know what happened between my desktop & flickr, but I'm too lazy to change it.)