Friday, January 30, 2009

Reading Quote Four

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
Charles Baudelaire

Writing Quote One

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are

W. Somerset Maugham

So there you go, make up your own rules and stop procrastinating...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Half the month has gone

I can't believe that I have not posted for 2 weeks. Must be post Xmas langour or laziness. I'm reading two interesting biographies at the moment, one on Josef Stalin and the other on Mao Tse Tung. Both dictators and murderers exceeding Hitler. The banality of evil comes out in both books as does the overarching theory of Communism and the party line. Makes for sobering reading in a new century. DK

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Reading Year

We are now in 2009. A time to read more books. Last year was a bit of a downer on my reading for a number of reasons. I only read 72 books, well below average for me. Still it is now a new year with new opportunities. I'm sure that 2009 will bring me further enlightenment from my pursuit of reading. Happy New Year.