I generally don’t read business books. Eight years of government work–TQM! ISO9000! ISTJ–and I had enough acronymn-based solutions for a lifetime. But Adam Werbach sent me his latest, Strategy for Sustainability, and darned if I didn’t spend half my trip home from visiting my folks reading it, and the other half scribbling notes in my work journal, wondering if I need to start going about things in a new way. I haven’t cracked my work journal in 6 moths, been so busy catching up with yesterday’s do-list. I’m only halfway through, but it’s been thought-provoking so far.
Some other things I’m reading. Toby Barlow’s Sharp Teeth. It’s set in LA … about a dogcatcher … who falls in love with a werewolf. If that premise doesn’t get you, how about this: it’s written in free verse. And it’s freakin fantastic.
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Lethal Vintage, the lastest installment in my friend Nadia Gordon’s Sunny McCoskey series. Sunny has a restaurant in Napa Valley, cooks by day, and solves mysteries by night. If you are a fan of the genre, I recommend it highly. Plus, the chicken dish Sunny cooks is my recipe.