Tag: Reading

  • January 27, 2024

    What books do you want to read? What I would really like to do is read all of the unread books on my bookshelf. There are many. Too many. I should be a better reader, especially considering that I’m the school librarian. The other day, I went to the bookstore to pick out a new…

  • April 21, 2023

    April 21, 2023

    I’ve been trying to read more. In December, I had the chance to catch up on some reading during my flights to and from Calgary. I’ve been trying to finish reading 1Q84 since then. This week, I started reading at lunch when I can. I find that the mental shift helps. I borrowed the ebook for 1Q84 from the…

  • Who is your favourite author and why?

    Who is your favourite author and why?

    Of late, my favourite author is Haruki Murakami. I first heard about him on Writers and Company several years ago. The first of his works that I read was First Person Singular, a collection of short stories. Currently, I’m working my way through 1Q84.

  • Has a book changed your life?

    Has a book changed your life?

    I don’t think so. For a teacher-librarian, I’m a pretty bad reader. I don’t always have a book on the go. It takes me quite some time to finish the books that I start. In university, I developed an interest in Russian writers. For the last couple of years, I’ve been trying to read as…

  • Starting to Read First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

    Starting to Read First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

    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.

  • Reading philosophy is breaking my brain

    Reading philosophy is breaking my brain

    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 Didn’t Have a Book Light

    I Didn’t Have a Book Light

    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…

  • I Have Read The Brothers Karamazov

    I Have Read The Brothers Karamazov

    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.

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

    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…

  • Day 6 of 30

    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…

  • Reading Camus is Making Me Think

    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.

  • Snippet: Donkey’s Despair

    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.