Reading List

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On this page I’ll keep (and update) a reading list of books that are referenced in the posts made on the site. If like me you don’t have much time to read then I recommend audiobooks and Audible in particular. When I have spare time I like to spend it creating when I’m not with my family. When I’m working I find that I can listen much more comfortably and intently than when I’m just sitting.

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear (Paperback) (Audible Audiobook). This book changed the way I work and I think it might convince you to do the same. I read this again every six months or so to remind me to keep focused on what matters. One on the list that I started with the audiobook but had to also buy the physical version. I think this is a really important work for anyone trying to do anything.
  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane (Paperback) (Audible Audiobook). The blurb reads “InĀ Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland’s glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet’s past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane’s long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.”. This was a captivating book, I couldn’t stop listening to it. Much food for creative thought.
  • Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth by William Butler Yeats (Paperback) (Kindle) (No Audible version). When I open a book and read this “live until they die a second time, in the green ‘forts’, the remnants of the houses of old inhabitants of Ireland, or under the roots of hills, or in the woods, or in the deep of lakes.” it has me forever…the roots of hills! This volume is collection of writinsg that you can delve in and out of. It is truly magical and evocative of an other-worldlyness that could only come from the Celtic heartlands and from this hand in this time.