Tag Archives: reading

Ten fewer stars in the sky: the best of the best.

Well, finally, here we are. Still wheezing and a bit flu-befuddled but back on the home coast and able to lift our heads off the pillow. That’s a start! And at the very least, the scenery is a bit more … Continue reading

Posted in Books and Reading, Life, Music/Art/Literature/Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2018 Reading Re-cap: The Best of the Rest, Part I

“Acquiring even simple pieces of information physically alters the structure of our neurons”   writes John Medina in Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (264 pages, paperback, published 2009) Maybe this is why I … Continue reading

Posted in Books and Reading, Life, Music/Art/Literature/Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

He Said, She Said: Memoirs and Biographies, Part II

Alas, I will never travel to most of the nooks and crannies of the world I’d like to see, but sometimes I’m tempted to buy one of those travel maps and put pins in it for the places I’ve gone … Continue reading

Posted in Books and Reading, Life, Music/Art/Literature/Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

He Said, she Said: Memoirs and Biographies, Part I

“Hell is other people” said Sartre. Maybe so. But reading about them is an absolutely delicious pastime. I got up close and personal with some extraordinary folks via an even dozen biographies and memoirs in 2018. Here’s half of them: … Continue reading

Posted in Books and Reading, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A different kind of travel: the 2018 book list.

Let’s put a bookmark in the river cruise for a bit – time to do the annual reading retrospective. To make it just a bit less jarring, we’ll start with four books from the 2018 reading list that echoed places we … Continue reading

Posted in Books and Reading, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Reading Recap: At Tens and Elevenses

I was going to entitle this the Top Ten, but I must have been at tens and elevenses that day. Because it turns out that it is actually ten plus one that crowd the tippy-top of my list. One so … Continue reading

Posted in Books and Reading, Music/Art/Literature/Culture | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Reading Recap: My Lucky 13

Oh, I am a jaded reader. Even time-honored classics don’t make my top ten these days. But after the way I savaged some people’s favorite books and then summarily dismissed others, this should surprise no one. I’m a slow reader and time … Continue reading

Posted in Books and Reading, Music/Art/Literature/Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment