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WanderingEng  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 26, 2017

wasoxygen are you still working on War and Peace? I haven't made much progress this summer but am still reading here and there. I'm still enjoying it.




wasoxygen  ·  115 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, I bailed. I was hoping the war would pick up the pace, but it left me wanting as much as the peace.

With nothing to show for February, I am behind this year. Unexpected hit was Star Maker, a forgotten classic by Olaf Stapledon. Modern Times was also very helpful, but The Beak of the Finch was the best nonfiction I've read in a while.

Heading out of town tomorrow and can't decide what to bring along.

blackbootz  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I couldn't get through the first 30 or so pages of The Beak of the Finch. It was that good? Huh.

This summer has been a disappointment with reading for me. I've let myself be utterly distracted. Doesn't bode well for the semester ahead.

I think the economist mindset has really enabled a lot of laziness on my part. I'm thinking in short cuts and Pareto principles, marginal utility instead the long-term benefits of dedication and tenacity.