Let me start by acknowledging it was not a good idea. I thought I could be selective, and even skipped a whole chapter, but there was just so much I should have left out. I often put the book down with a heavy sigh but then picked it up again the next night. To beContinue reading “How do I describe this?”
Initially oblivious to the cold air sneaking in under the door, it was inescapable once the door was opened. Wind chill was dropping the temperature by as much as 5 or 6 degrees, give or take. So I stayed in doors and read a book called Grit, and relished the contradiction. Another book, or twoContinue reading “Grit”
There is a tension between the idea of reading for change and the action of reading to prepare oneself for sleep. They share the notion that sleep is itself a changed state, but the intention underpinning my attempts at Reading For Change is much grander, requiring long-term shifts in attitude and/or actions. I think I’mContinue reading “Yellowing sedatives”
Notes from my latest sleepy reading
Why has this non-reader finished her second book in just two weeks? And a fiction story at that! I’m gravitating to the unfamiliar and there must be an explanation.
Gladwell’s book, Outliers, forces us to confront the idea of individual success. If you’re game, you can use it to evaluate your own life, where you fit, and what options you have. I enjoyed the process.