I enjoyed reading Flowers for Algernon. I’ve copied out my favourite quotations from the book below. It’s funny how only a few lines can capture the sentiment of an entire novel, but those sentences would be meaningless without the unquoted others.Continue reading “My Favourite Quotations from Flowers for Algernon “
I picked up a copy of First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami. After reading the first two short stories in the collection (there are eight stories), I now want to talk about them. The stories are unexpectedly enjoyable.Continue reading “Starting to Read First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami”
I ordered a book yesterday. Online, it said that the book was available for pick up. When I got to the store, I was handed a bag that contained the notebooks I ordered but not the book. When I asked why I didn’t get the book, I was told that the stock online is not the same as the stock in store because I could have had the book delivered.Continue reading “Deliberations on small decisions”
I’ve been wanting to read more but I haven’t been able to. There’s been a book and a Kindle beside my bed for a few months but I haven’t really been doing any reading before bed. I tried to read during the day, after work or dinner, but sitting on the couch to read hasn’t been convenient.Continue reading “I Didn’t Have a Book Light”
I recently finished reading Reproduction by Ian Williams, the most recent Scotiabank Giller Prize winner. It was a little too experimental for me. While reading the book, I didn’t find myself feeling emotionally invested in the characters, but more like an indifferent witness to their lives. Williams’ use of language was, at times, distracting. If you’re looking for a book that tells you a story about people’s lives and challenges the traditional notion of family, this might be a great book for you.
You can pick up a copy of Reproduction by Ian Williams here.
After about a dozen failed attempts over about ten years, I have finally managed to read The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It took me just over a month to read it but it was worth it. It’s a great book.Continue reading “I Have Read The Brothers Karamazov”
I’ve been sitting on this post for a while now, thinking that I really shouldn’t post it. Not because there is anything inherently wrong in doing so, but I’ve just got this feeling that, perhaps, it isn’t a good idea. You know that feeling? The gears of my thoughts just kind of clink together, instead of coming together smoothly.
What the hell? I’ll share with you some thoughts about having pride for other people.