Finished the audiobook of Ray Bradbury's Zen in the Art of Writing. It is always interesting to see how the art writing relates to other arts, such as in my case music. The ideas proposed in the essays can easily be used in any other art.
Finished the audiobook of Adam Savage’s “Every Tool’s a Hammer” the other day. It is a fun, insightful and inspiring read. Funnily it shared some common themes with the previous books that I read. I will have to go through the bookmarks that I made again. Also: I need to do more noling and for some reason I think I need a Leatherman now.
Finished reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. It was a very interesting and even though familiar, somewhat eye opening. I will have to go through it with a hard copy eventually as there were many parts I would like to highlight, which is understandably useless in an audiobook .
Having a list certainly makes the decision part on “what-to-read-next” a lot easier
The other day I finished Jeffrey Konvitz’s “The Guardian” and now I have the feeling that I have read enough 70’s horror, if at least for a while. Since summer vacation is only a few measly days away, I thought it’d be a good idea to plan my reading for the next two months.
Browsing through the Storytel catalogue I decided on the following, albeit not necessarily in that order
- Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism
- Adam Savage: Every Tool’s a Hammer
- Yuval Noah Harari: Homo Deus
- Yuval Noah Harari: 21 Lessons for the 21 Century
- Terry Pratchett: The Colour of Magic
- Dan Simmons: The Terror
To be fair, I already started reading “Digital Minimalism” and guess that I will have it finished during this weekend and will most likely continue with the Adam Savage book. If I enjoy the Pratchett book, I just finished “The Unadulterated Cat” this morning and had lots of fun reading it, as much as I guess I will be, I keep the option to continue the series right away. Maybe I will read it as the last book in this list, for just this purpose.
Also I plan to re-read “Atomic Habits” and make some notes this time.
Finished the audiobook of Jeffrey Konvitz’ “The Sentinel” earlier today. The plot, the setting, the characters, the way it ends, just about everything about this book screams 70’s Horror.
I understand a movie had been made from this, and even though I have never seen it, I kind of have a good idea how it looks like. And since I was already at it, I started the sequel “The Guardian” as well.
Last year I read “The Exorcist” and earlier this month Richard Matheson’s “Hell House”. I’m not too familiar with the genre and am rather eclectic with my choice of books, but it seems that all of these books defined the genre one way or the other. I have seen many movies with build on these, or at least, use the same/similar clichés.
But then again, what to I know. They’re fun to read in any case.
Finished reading Joe Hill’s “Heart-shaped Box” today. It was a great story. Related: I might be a little more worried now when our dog again starts to bark at a seemingly empty space.
Finished reading “The Demonologist” by Andrew Pyper today. The beginning felt, as I read elsewhere as well, a bit like “The Historian” but then went off that path. I had fun reading the Audiobook version of it which was performed nicely.