Last week we took some time to peruse the pile of books on Steve’s bedside table. Now it’s my turn! First and foremost, yes, it’s true: we’re married, we own and operate a remodeling business together, but when the lights go down…we each have a pile of building books to read and discuss until the wee hours!
So…starting at the top of my pile you’ll find:
The ever-present Kindle. If I didn’t have a Kindle, the pile, and this blog, would be 10 pages long.
“One Good Dog: A Novel” by Susan Wilson. Because, we’re dog people and who doesn’t love a good story about a dog?!? In fact, Steve just finished “Two Good Dogs.”
“Let There be Water” by Seth Siegel. This is a fantastic book about water conservation and other resource conservation in homes and communities.
“The Walls Around Us” by Nova Ren Suma. Sort of a “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle”-type book about working on your own home. Another good title would be “What the Hell Did I Get Myself Into.”
“Dwell.” A monthly mag with some great ideas.
“Not So Big Remodeling.” This is part of a wonderful series of books by Susan Susanka. Susan’s books are about not oversizing homes but, instead, building smaller homes that don’t overstep one’s own footprint on the planet.
“Capes: Design Ideas for Updating, Remodeling and Building New.” I’ll admit I’m a sucker for Cape-style homes – after all, I live in Massachusetts!
“The Green Studio Handbook.” This is a good basic handbook on building science and constructing green and sustainable buildings.
Now let’s see. Where has Steve put my “Where’s Waldo” book?