- Laurel, MD, USA
- member since December 29, 2008
Good to befriend you on Shelfari. So, you may notice the add date of "History of God"... it's been on there for a while. That book and "Rough Stone Rolling" I started and just got sucked into other books. I think I will consume them on my summer vacation.
I am glad you appreciate my reviews. I actually do it mostly for selfish reasons: to reflect on what I learn and make sure I remember all the lessons and important materials from books. It's great if anyone finds them helpful. a couple of my friends have chosen to read or not read books based on my reviews. Some of my reviews are rambling because it's really what popped out of my head as I was writing it... it'd be good to polish the writing, but don't find the time.
I am a big believer in making a difference in whatever way you can. I'm not sure if writing primarily is my way to give back... a vehicle though ;)
Do you have any necessary reads for the psychology field? Sorry for asking such a broad question.. just wondering if there are any "life changing" types of books to understanding people, emotions, behavior, etc. Do you like the "Myers Briggs" type personality testing/ think it has any merit? know of any books for explaining these type tests?
I'm impressed with your reading and insight. Also like and agree with your taste.
If you're game, I'll send you a copy of my book (gratis). If you read it, like it, talk about it on Shelfari?
You can check out the book at www.Nuldoid.com.
Thanks for the add and the compliment about my book "collection". I'm not gonna lie, a lot of them were school assignments but where I went to school, they were personal book assignments, meaning my teachers recommended specific books after knowing what he/she read in the past and what kind of person they thought he/she was.
Anyway, what I wanted to comment on was your wanting to write. You should know better than me that no one is stopping you from writing but you. But at the same time, define what you mean by writer; you're well-versed and can obviously write something in a passionate way, but what point do you have to get to say "I'm a writer." For example, I'm technically a professional singer... but I don't make the money like others do. But am I putting that on my resume? Haha, no, but I'm still a singer. Talk to you later!
oh. for some reason I thought you were saying you had read Saturday as well. I read that one, and am hoping to get a hand on Atonement. Sounds interesting from what you've said. Guilt does define my life, and well, it seems that rather than ever dealing with it I just add more to the pile -- I've become a worse man for never learning how to deal with the lowwer level of it. Insane. Crazy thing is, I don't know what more I can do to experience the gospel . I did read, however, that if you're pushing for the marathon you need more sleep tahn the average person. I've been trying to work out and sleep less...and well, I slept 10 hours lastnight and felt great all day. Best day of work yet in Korea perhaps.
oh. His only other work I considered reading was Atonement, but I've yet to get a hand on that. I actually picked up Saturday because Hitchens dedicated his God is not Great book to it. Honestly, I don't recall anything about carrying life long guilt. Rather I saw a man who had a tragic illness carry out a crime with a well to do surgeon, who instead of judging the man justifies his actions due to his understanding of science. Overall I saw this book as a promotion of Darwinism as a feasible way of life -- the surgeon is reading Origin of Species throughout the work and at times always quotes Dawkins in saying basically, "If this is all there is, really, I'm quite satisfied with the wonder of it all."
Oh, and I just saw you've read Into the Wild. I like the book, but the movie is actually one of my all-time favorite movies. There aren't very many movies that I like better than the book, but this is one of them. The subtle philosophy and interweaving literature is brilliant. I love, love, love it.