In late February, we were treated to a new piece of nonfiction about a phenomenon in social media, Facebook: The Inside Story, by Steven Levy. Other books have been written about the infamous social network, but this one is the latest and, I think, greatest. Rather than a review, I just want to share some of my thoughts about it.
The epic high-fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings, remains unread by me. Years ago, I saw the movies first, then attempted to read the book. I failed in my quest. In my mind the story moved quickly based on the movie, but the book was slow. I am but man-flesh, yet perhaps I shall... Continue Reading →
What do Facebook, Instagram, and the Hunger Games have in common? You might think about some kind of technological dystopia. Good guess, but no. They’re all books about to be released soon, and I’m planning to read them with gusto!
The busy holiday season is upon us! Don’t blink; December will flash by. Parties, food, parades, food, carols, food, gifts, food, and plenty to eat. Yeah. I believe I hit my calorie quota for the month in the first week! But overall, it’s been a good time, full and festive.
The kindle is back, baby! For months, it was discarded in a drawer like last year’s fashion. My beloved white Paperwhite is the right device for reading. It is the Jedi Master of eBooks. No, better yet, it is the Yoda. Much to read, I still have!
I’ve got a personal problem. But I think others have it too. When you buy an eBook, which eStore should you shop at? Because your eLibrary gets really disjointed if you buy from more than one eTailer.
Every now and then, my dream of writing fiction shimmies back up from the crevices between the couch cushions of my mind. With my recent resurgence in reading fiction (a new genre too), I’ve also started to think of creating my own worlds of escapism.
Yesterday marked a bit of progress on the blogging growth path. The Jason Journals follower count has doubled in the last few months, so I want to give a shout out.
You know what it’s like to discover something new. But sometimes, it’s more interesting to rediscover something old so that it’s new again - like nostalgia being fulfilled, or an old friend who returns to take a new adventure with you.
Franklin Foer wrote a book called, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. I read it last week and want to share a few thoughts about it. If you use Facebook, Google, or Amazon (ok, so like everybody), then you might wanna read this.
People like to set goals and make resolutions at the start of the new year. But not me. Well, except for the annual goodreads book reading challenge. Last year my goal was 12 books - one per month. Seemed feasible. I managed to read 22! For me, that's pretty amazing. This year, I've made my... Continue Reading →
Before last night, I'm pretty sure I had never heard of bibliotherapy. I discovered this term in a very interesting article related to anxiety and books at a website I like, goodereader. Apparently, the year 2018 has been a big one for the popularity of books related to mental health, especially anxiety and depression. To... Continue Reading →
Lately I've been reading a lot of books. It's sort of becoming a habit. And I think that's a good thing. I find myself often lying on my bed kicked back with a book in hand, eyes tracing over the words. Even with the kids often grabbing my attention, my brain seems to be on... Continue Reading →