What I’m reading now

I’ve fallen a bit behind on my blogging, but it’s for good reason. I’m working on reading some new titles to share with you! Since I’ve been spending so much time on fiction, this selection is devoted to non-fiction.

I’ve been wanting to get back into pottery for the last few years. I loved it back in high school, working on projects nearly every day. I’ve corresponded with a couple potters I know trying to figure out what I’ll need for a home studio. The main thing I’m debating about is the type of kiln to purchase. To help with that decision I picked up a book recommended by one of them called Glazes: Materials Recipes and Techniques. It’s a collection of articles from the magazine Ceramics Monthly, something my art teacher subscribed to and I have read many issues of. It’s a great read, although a bit technical. Unfortunately it is out of print and hard to find, so I don’t have any copies in stock. However, it is available in PDF form from the publishers of Ceramics Monthly. If you are interested in ceramics, particularly glazes, I highly recommend it.

I’m also reading Waging Peace by a good friend of mine John Lamoreau and his friend Ralph Beebe. John was a peace activist during the Vietnam War and holds a Masters of Peace Studies, so he’s quite knowledgable on the subject. Although written from a Christian perspective I believe the book should be a great resource for anyone who wants to work towards a more peaceful world. Unfortunately this seems to be a blog post of hard to find books. John tells me some copies are still available, so if you are interested please contact me and I will get one for you. It may even be autographed.

What are your current reads? Please share in the comments so readers can get even more recommendations.

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