Speaking of reading. Month has ended, and I finished Gatsby and the Great Divorce. The goal was one, and hit two. Take that productivity!
I found Great Divorce very interesting. My copy also had notes written by the previous owner (a bonus for purchasing from Half Priced Books). Some nuggets: “Love is the price you pay to know someone.” “You have a responsibility to love people. You don’t have a responsibility to make them happy.”
Though C.S. Lewis is a noted Christian theologian, the book itself really focuses on the aspect of perspective and how we view ourself and our life. It’s a book that makes you think, which is a good thing.
So, what’s up next?? I don’t know. I have a couple of books I have started that need to be finished: All The Pretty Horses. The Power of Habit. I also have The Outliers that I want to get started on. I think that will be the order that I will go with.
Which leads me to: What are you reading?
Something to do: Sticking with reading. How about speed reading? Spreeder is a free online program that helps you read faster. You import some text and read. I read Malcolm Gladwell’s New Yorker articles through it and was surprised by the results.
Things I need: SticknFind I tend to play tricks on myself. Past me really has it in for future me. That means I had my keys, my bag, my hats, sweaters, phone and just about everything else. Nothing is safe from past me. Until now.
What I’ve been playing: Rocksmith. It’s guitar hero on steroids. Plug in a real guitar. Put in the game and actually learn to rock out. I had always tried learning, but whenever I got to bar chords, it was death. This is better, and makes learning fun! (report: I’ve been playing since Monday… I’m still terrible. But slightly less terrible than this time a week ago)
As always, stay classy and pretend to be doing something important until the end of the day.