Books have been a constant joy in my life. From the moment I could turn pages they fascinated me and by the time I could transform squiggles on the page into words and sentences and stories, books had become a non-negotiable part of my life. I have many, many of books in my house and… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #362: Books
Out of the blue this week I have been gifted two books by lovely friends. Both books look fascinating and are on topics close to my heart – Buenos Aires and French women. Thank you Libby and Suad. The only difficult thing is to decide which one shall I read first.
I do love an early night with a book. Right now I’m reading ‘Not Working: Why We Have To Stop‘ by psychoanalyst and literary theorist Josh Cohen. It’s an intriguing look at how we have come to value work and productivity above all else. This isn’t very good for anybody and he advocates daydreaming, slacking,… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #260: Bedtime reading
I love borrowing a real, hardcopy book from the library. I like the feel of a book in my hands and the flexibility to read almost anywhere. Physically going to the library to find and borrow the book is also a pleasure. One stumbles across all kinds of fascinating books as the eye roves the… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #242: Library Books
They sit on the shelf like wise old sages. Not demanding to be read like their flashy descendants, but waiting patiently until the time is right. A classic tale unravels in the printed word and the untold story of readers over decades floats from between the pages. Who read this before me? And who before… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #119: Old Red Books