I keep lists of books to read. The likely ones end up in my pile.
Here’s my most recent pile: Damming the Osage; Eating Dirt; Greening Vermont; Honeycomb Kids; In Wildness is the Preservation of the World; Niagara Digressions; Nuclear Roulette; The Greening of Oz; and The Last Atoll. This pile is only partly by my choice. I agreed to review nonfiction books about ecology and the environment. The reviews are due by May 15! I cleared my started pile and redefined it with the books to be reviewed. I did keep Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents just in case I needed to clear my head while reviewing.
I started the review process by looking at the pictures in In Wildness is the Preservation of the World; Greening Vermont; and Damming the Osage. The photos are great! Without them I may have become overwhelmed by the process. (I’ll come back to the text later.) Then I began reading Eating Dirt which doesn’t have any pictures, but is very readable. I hope they all are this appealing. Wish me luck!