2017 is going to be a good year for reading. I can taste it. I’ve already finished five books and broke open the spine on my sixth. There’s a proverb floating around the internet that it takes 21 days to form a habit. I Googled it to make sure before I hit publish. Conveniently and coincidentally, I’m writing to
The Alchemist is Paulo Coelho’s famous allegorical novel, first published in 1988 in Brazil. It follows Santiago, a young Andalusian shepherd as he makes his way to Egypt, following a dream he had of finding treasure there. The Alchemist has been translated into more than 70 languages and has been inspiring people for decades. Its
Didion’s reading on grieving and loss should be required reading for everyone who dies. That is to say, everyone. Examination of personal grief is often shoved out of sight and out of mind. It’s a scary boy in the basement who we attempt to defeat by not looking at it directly, or using prescriptions as
Kakuzo Okakura’s classic 1906 long essay about the east, west, tea and everything in between is less about tea itself and more about the history and philosophy of the east, west and cultural differences as explored through the lens of tea. His essay links the role of tea, or teaism, in Japanese aesthetic life. It was
This book had me gripped in its clutches from day one. For those of you that have been reading along with Galbraith’s (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling’s) Cormoran Strike mystery series, this is the novel where we see determined and valiant assistant Robin Ellacott transform from victim to avenger. No spoilers in this review, but we do
Last week I posted my reading list for 2016. It’s 52 books long and a continuation of my 2015 project to read one book per week. Over the course of last year I found there were a few things that really worked for me to help me get through my list. I hope they help you
This ‘Killing and Dying’ book review, in which Adrian Tomine breaks my heart. ????????
Time to share tips about something I’m oddly passionate about: Digital Hygiene. How to get your digital life in order.
I’ve got a secret Even though it’s not a secret, I feel like it’s a secret. That I’m reading the literary stylings of J.K. Rowling disguised as a hard-nosed mystery novel. I love it. I’m reading the book in public going, “maybe you know, maybe you don’t”. The book is fun before you even