As I suspect is the case with most writers, I am a reader. My nightstand is always filled with books. Sure, I have a novel with a high body count (I can’t help it — I’m twisted!), but I always have a book or two that add something to my life, besides just being brain candy.
Right now, I have two great books going.
The first is The Nature Principle by Richard Louv. If you read Louv’s fantastic book, The Last Child In the Woods, think of this as the adult version of that. Why is nature so important to us as adults? As human beings? It’s an important book for today’s harried society, and I encourage each of you to read it.
I am also reading the re-released Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative by Sir Ken Robinson. I read (and loved!) the original years ago, but let’s face it, sometimes we all need a kick in the creative pants. And this book is giving me just that.
Of course, if you read this blog regularly, these titles will come as no surprise to you. Both men are personal heroes of mine — I respect their work and their capacity to capture an audience so greatly. If you aren’t already, follow them on Twitter — @RichLouv and @SirKenRobinson, respectively.
So tell me, what’s on your nightstand?
See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru