We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Tuesdays with Morrie

As I said yesterday, today I am starting with Tuesdays with Morrie. A brilliant book, which aside from giving great insight, is a truly fast read.

I shall have various sections in my blogging on Tuesdays with Morrie. These will be:

  • Who was Morrie?

  • About the Author - Mitch Albom

  • Tuesdays with Morrie

It's been a while since I read anything that made me ponder on death and the way that I am living my life and whether I am doing what I truly want to do, or am I simply doing what it is that I am supposed to do. It is true what a great quote says, it goes something like this 'in order to get the true value of life you need to start with death'.

When you evaluate your life from the vantage point of death, you realise how pointless some things are and how you are wasting your time with silly things instead of focussing on the really important stuff. But then I suppose that is the pitfall of human existance, we don't see what is really important until it is too late.

Let's get to know Morrie the inspiration and content giver of Tuesday's with Morrie.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

“A man is known by the books he reads.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote is especially significant to me, because during the latter half of the second semester this year in Sociology we did Identity and Popular Culture. Books form a great chunk of popular culture. A lot can be deduced about you based on the books that you read. So perhaps through reading the posts about the books that I choose to read you will gain great insight about me?

I think that the first book I shall start my return to blogging with, shall be Tuesdays with Morrie. So look out for posts on Tuesdays with Morrie which I will be starting on a Wednesday i.e. tomorrow and not a Tuesday (silly I know)

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries.”
- Descartes

My return to blogging

So after a ridiculously long absence, I am back to blogging. I have read quite a few books in my absence, and I plan to read many more during the coming months.

I think I should give you a list of the books that you can look forward to reading about during the next few months (in no particular order ofcourse!)...

Remembering Anne Frank
White Oleander
The Reader
Tuesdays with Morrie
Boy: Tales of Childhood
Going Solo
Anna Karenina
Dr Zhivago
Love in the time of Cholera
The hours
Memoirs of a Geisha
Angela's Ashes
The Catcher in the Rye
The Audacity of Hope
Franny and Zooey
The Bell Jar
Fight club
The Old man and the sea
The Cider House Rules
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Colour Purple
The Great Gatsby
The Jane Austen Book Club
Daphnis and Chloe
Animal Farm
Alice in Wonderland

and soooooooooooooooooooo many more!!!!!!

So look out for some really great posts about some really fantastic books, and lets all have some fun :)

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"