Zen in the Art of Archery

Zen in the Art of Archery (1953, read 2018) ($4 Kindle, amazon.com link) Herrigel Eugen At sixty pages with simple English, this deserves its status as a classic, where it remains one of the easiest books to learn about philosophy, the subconscious, the self, etc.…. I am so grateful that I did not merely learn… Continue reading Zen in the Art of Archery

Educated: A Memoir (2018)

Educated: A Memoir Tara Westover (amazon.com link) I believe finally, that education must be conceived as a continuing reconstruction of experience; that the process and the goal of education are one and the same thing. —JOHN DEWEY . . . As I walked home carrying the heavy manuscript, I remembered attending one of Dr. Kerry’s… Continue reading Educated: A Memoir (2018)

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need Daniel H. Pink, Art by Rob Ten Pas (amazon.com link)   Read in 2014 and reviewed/reread 2018. Fun cartoon-animated career and life-lesson guidebook. In the grand scheme of things, a more general life book would be Zen in the Art of Archery or… Continue reading The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need

Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, 2018

Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, 2017 (read 2018, amazon.com link)   Book club. I do not care for historical fiction. Fun, but between a half and three-fourths way through, my patience started to wane, and I started to look forward to finishing the book. I respect Lee trying to describe the lives and changes over many… Continue reading Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, 2018

While the World Watched (2011)

While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement, Carolyn Maull McKinstry and Denise George (2011)($9, amazon.com link) Young Emmett Till might as well have been a dog struck by a car on the highway, its carcass left on the roadside to rot and decay, then picked up… Continue reading While the World Watched (2011)

Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari  (2015)

Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari  (2015) ($15, amazon.com link) “The brain is the best algorithm,” Fisher argues. Having read a number of relationship books before it, Modern Romance wasn’t groundbreaking, and I wasn’t surprised all that much by data or original thoughts. Nonetheless, it was worth my time – especially if I return to the dating world [2015]. The… Continue reading Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari  (2015)

Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser ($10, amazon.com link) …”the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) later fined National Beef for its negligence. The fine was $480 for each man’s death.” This book was released in 2001, I read it in 2013, and I’m writing this report in 2015. I… Continue reading Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser

The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman (1995)

The Five Love Languages Gift Edition: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, Gary D. Chapman, 1995 (Read 2012, reviewed 2015/2017)(amazon.com link)   “In the context of marriage, if we do not feel loved, our differences are magnified. We come to view each other as a threat to our happiness. We fight for self-worth and… Continue reading The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman (1995)

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