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Reading List 3 of 2016

March 14, 2016

Covers the period from 2.14.2016 through 3.14.16

I own 7 of these items. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 9 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 19.


Celtic Language(s); Literature:

  1. Common Gaelic: The Evolution of the Goidelic Languages by Kenneth Jackson
  2. Irish Family Names: With Origins, Meanings, Clans, Arms, Crests and Mottoes by Captain Patrick Kelly
  3. A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the [Scottish] Gaelic Language, by Malcolm MacLennan
  4. 1000 Years of Irish Poetry: The Gaelic and Anglo-Irish Poets from Pagan Times to the Present, edited by Kathleen Hoagland
  5. Hebridean Folksongs: A Collection of Waulking Songs by Donald MacCormick and Francis Collinson
  6. Introduction to [Scottish] Gaelic Poetry, edited by Derick Thomson
  7. On An Irish Island by Robert Kanigel



  1. The Secrets of Songwriting, edited by Susan Tucker
  2. Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming, 2nd, by Pat Pattison
  3. Successful Lyric Writing by Sheila Davis
  4. Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists by Kay Larson



  1. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
  2. Dear Life by Dennis O’Driscoll
  3. Elegy/Elk River by Michael Schmeltzer
  4. Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music by Robert Bringhurst
  5. Songs for Relinquishing the Earth by Jan Zwicky
  6. New American Poets of the ‘90s, edited by Jack Myers and Roger Weingarten


Words & Writing:

  1. Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers by Paul Dickson
  2. Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places by Ursula K. Le Guin
  3. The Poet’s Craft Book by Clement Wood
  4. Saussure for Beginners by W. Terrence Gordon
  5. Steering the Craft: A 21st Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin
  6. The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination by Ursula K. Le Guin
  7. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer


Art ~ How-to:

  1. Botanical Drawing in Color by Wendy Hollender
  2. Brave Intuitive Painting by Flora S. Bowley
  3. Expressive Drawing by Steven Aimone
  4. Fundamentals of Drawing by Barrington Barber



  1. Bloodchild, and Other Stories by Octavia Butler
  2. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  3. The Martian by Andy Weir
  4. Wild Life: A Novel by Molly Gloss
  5. [Film] Big Hero 6



  • Little Fish: A Memoir by Ramsey Beyer
  • My Uncle Emily, written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter



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