Okay, so, Chuck Wendig. I’ve been reading his blog for years and have read many of his short stories but somehow have not yet read any of his full-length work. I know what in the everliving cornfield is wrong with me? (I said cornfield because… Continue reading
I am a fiend for book recommendations, especially if they come from people who (seem to) have similar reading taste to mine. Or from authors I follow. Or from friends whose insight and personality I like (and generally that’s all my friends, because kind of otherwise, why would we be friends? But anyway, that’s beside the point).
So I come across a lot of book recommendations on Twitter, and… Continue reading
I find it harder to write reviews of fiction than of nonfiction. I think it’s because, once we get past the basic questions (Can this author write a decent sentence? Do they understand grammar? Is there an actual plot? Are the characters believable?) we get to subjective questions.
For example, I hated Moby Dick with all the whale-hunting passion of a true Ahab.
I never got through anything… Continue reading
This is an important book. Also, before you get the wrong idea, here’s the subtitle:
How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You
This book is not about how you can learn to control people. (That’s The Prince by Machiavelli.)
It’s about people who… Continue reading
If you were only going to read two books to improve your productivity and general quality of life, I’d make this one of them.
(I’d make the other one Mastery by Robert Greene.)
Things need to end. Sometimes the thing that needs to end is… Continue reading
I’ve had this book for a long time. It’s an old copy, published 1963. I picked it up at a thrift store years ago.
I’ve been putting off reading it because I was scared. I’ve resisted it the same way I resisted Man’s Search for Meaning and the same way I’m… Continue reading
So, this should be required reading for everyone before they get to post a political opinion to Facebook. Let’s make that a thing. Can we make that a thing? Hey, Facebook, you with me? It would improve the quality of people’s feeds by about… Continue reading