Monday, December 22, 2008

Reading Quote Number 3 - Benjamin Franklin

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing". Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) And of course he took hos own advice and did both... DK

Friday, December 19, 2008

Reading Quote 2

"I am eternally grateful..for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on" Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) I also find reading to be a life affirming occupation. I like to spend some of my life out there doing things and the rest contemplating distilled life contained in the books I read. Keep well and may the force be with you. DK

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Quote on Reading and Books

"It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own" Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle (1859-1930) Of course the corollary to this is it is a great thing to end life with a large number of really good books that you have read, enjoyed and shared with others!! Have a great week leading up to Xmas DK

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mao - the Unknown Story

I was listening to a Clive James Podcast last week where he interviewed Jun Chang the writer of the best selling book called Wild Swans. It was a great interview where she spoke of the book she has written called Mao: the Unknown story. I was so intrigued that I went out and purchased the book. It is due to snow this weekend, so the book can keep me warm!! Happy reading DK