Surprise gift


I’m over halfway into close reading two fascinating books. ‘Close’ means ‘slow’ reading. With highlighting, notes, comments. Asides into looking up references of cited texts. Wikipediaing , Googling other works and backgrounds of cited authors. In the wings are the next two books. Evaluated by close reading a quarter of the way in to confirm … Continue reading Surprise gift

Unexpected realisations from reading books on a phone


Started reading booking on my phone. It led to unexpected realisations.

Reader’s book recommendations for a writer – part 2


This is the second book recommendation post for Yudhanjaya Wijeratne. The first post makes the necessary excuses about the motive for writing this. In the interest of keeping each post under three minutes of reading, I broke up what I wrote in to thirds. The Dwarf by Pär Lagerkvist This is first person narration that … Continue reading Reader’s book recommendations for a writer – part 2

Reader’s book recommendations to a writer – part 1


Yudhanjaya Wijeratne wants book recommendations. Or so my spies, terrified informants, and omnipresent digital surveillance AIs tell me. So here's the first of the recommendations. Written using time I don't have. Why I'll explain in the next post. Suffice it to say that Yudhanjaya is an important enough author. Important enough for the voices in … Continue reading Reader’s book recommendations to a writer – part 1

Kick ass poetry worth checking out


I avoid poetry as a survival instinct. There are a few poets that make the exception. Bukowski for one. Green Tea diaries is another. The first is dead. The second is not as prolific as she used to be. Thankfully there's the latest member of the trinity "Life that Demands to be Noticed". I've blogged … Continue reading Kick ass poetry worth checking out