On this shelf there will come to be an extremely heterogeneous collection of non-fiction texts. Each is here here because—in true William Morris fashion!—I have found something useful or beautiful in it. I hope as you browse these shelves you’ll find some things to help you feel less alone, too.

Rocking the Life Unexpected, Jodi Day.  I’m so glad this book exists. And precisely because it’s an insightful, useful, empathic, warm, inspiring and encouraging book—which completely fulfils the “we read to know we are not alone” brief, and which I don’t hesitate to recommend wholeheartedly—I’m going to get my tiny bits of objection out of the way first. Then I can get on with saying why I think it’s so good. [read more…]