2019 was a banner year for my reading life. Not only did I read the most books I've read in a year, but also read more diversely than ever, both in terms of author demographics and genre. While this wasn't a 'goal' for my year as such, it was gratifying to see that, without even … Continue reading Top 11 Reads of 2019
2018 was a great reading year for me. While I used to read almost exclusively non-fiction, this year marked my almost complete transition to reading almost exclusively fiction. I’m not sure why that is and doubt it’s a permanent move, but it still made for an interesting year. Of the hundred or so books I … Continue reading My Top 10 books read in 2018
I’m a great lover of books, and especially fiction. I’ve been in a particularly good run of interesting and thoughtful books lately, so, I was excited to see this week’s sacred practice come up on the schedule: to treat a piece of fiction as a sacred text. Background Like most people, I was first exposed … Continue reading Fiction as a Sacred Text
One of the books that has had a disproportionate impact on me has been Ben Okri’s delightful myth Astonishing the Gods, which tells the story of a young man’s mystical journey through a enchanted island city. One of the book’s themes is learning what you already know, the idea that we keep on having to … Continue reading Learning and Learning Again
While author and filmmaker Julia Cameron originated morning pages as a way of overcoming creative blocks, she makes far greater claims about their potential and the fruit they can bear.