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.
I recently picked up a copy of Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions by Jean-Paul Sartre, a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while. Reading philosophy is a lot harder than I remember it being.
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… Continue reading I Didn’t Have a Book Light
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.
I put together a short video on my thoughts about the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite after using it for about a month. Give it a watch and let me know what you think. I think that this is a great device. The single-purpose functionality is definitely a winner for me. I like its size for its… Continue reading Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review
Only six days in and I’m running out of things to write about. I wasn’t expecting this writing project to be difficult, but I was expecting it to be a little easier. It’s been kind of neat to see how I find a few minutes at different times of the day to plug in a… Continue reading Day 6 of 30
I’m now about one-third of the way through Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus. I could’ve probably read half of the Harry Potter series in the time that it has taken me to get through just nearly 50 pages of Camus. I don’t know, though, because, without compunction, I’ve never read or seen any Harry Potter.
I’ve been slowly reading Albert Camus’ Myth of Sisyphus over the last couple of weeks. I just came across this: It got me thinking about the time when my father called me a donkey.
Before they renovated the tables and sinks in the laundry room of my apartment building, we had a nice little book exchange set up. It was beside the cheaper, top-loading, washing machines, so I used to look through the books every time I did my laundry. I’d often take a few books back up to… Continue reading The Art of Happiness is a Book
One of my favourite podcasts is CBC’s Writers & Company, hosted by Eleanor Wachtel. I always enjoy listening to it while driving to work in the morning. Wachtel is probably one of the best journalists that I know of, which I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, coming to each interview well informed and educated. Her breadth of knowledge… Continue reading I should be reading more.