Category Archives: Reading

Reading all through the night

Related post: All through the night Apart from sleeping and working better, my new routine of staying up all night has led to something else to look forward to after midnight. Several weeks ago, this article at Slate introduced me … Continue reading

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Kindle: Year One

Previous posts on this subject: Kindle Kindle, again 21 April, 2012. Yes, it’s been a year since that fateful night when I made the big decision to buy an Amazon Kindle (or a Kindle Keyboard, as my model is now … Continue reading

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Kindle, again

(Continued from this previous entry) It’s been just over a week since I began using my Amazon Kindle. And already, my life has changed in several ways. * The first ebook I purchased and read on my Kindle was Andrew … Continue reading

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Kindle

Late night, Thursday, 21 April 2011. The Australian dollar had reached $1.07 against the US dollar. Thanks to my employer’s foresight, I’d gotten next week’s pay five days earlier than normal to avoid the banking chaos predicted for next week … Continue reading

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ZAMM then and now

Earlier this year, I began reading Robert M. Pirsig’s classic 1974 book Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance (ZAMM) – but as of this writing, I’m still only halfway through and I haven’t picked it up for months. Why? … Continue reading

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The negatives of positive thinking – Barbara Ehrenreich’s ‘Smile Or Die’

A few weeks ago, I read Barbara Ehrenreich’s Smile Or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World (published in the US as Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America). In Smile Or Die, Ehrenriech … Continue reading

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