It is insanely hard for me to read a novel while I’m working on writing one. I know writers are supposed to be voracious readers, gobbling up books constantly to fuel their own brillaint ideas and inspire their own artistic minds, but I always feel like I’m caught up in one or the other. I… Continue reading The Challenge of Reading While Writing
I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes from Travels with a Donkey, since I’ve been traveling and reading the pocket version my father gave me for my birthday. The Victorian Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorite authors from my favorite time periods, and I still think Dr. Jekyll and… Continue reading Travels with a Donkey: Wisdom from Robert Louis Stevenson
When it started, it was innocent bibliophilia. My condition has worsened though, and I am well aware that I am gleefully suffering from bibliomania. I found this Japanese word, tsundoku, which pretty much describes my condition right now. It’s not that I don’t ever read these books, it’s just that I buy them faster than… Continue reading Books, Books, Books!
Last night, I suddenly remembered that I had made resolutions last year for what I was going to get done in 2013. Aside from psyching myself up on January 2nd, I didn’t look at the list all year. I figured I probably would have stumbled through a few of them in natural pursuit of my… Continue reading Forgetting about Resolutions Until Dec. 12