If you read this, you’d know that East of Eden is one of my favourite books of all time. Even with that, it’s amazing how quickly I forget some of the best passages in there. I guess that’s why this quote will always be true :
“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”
– CS Lewis
Continue reading “How-to Find Your Purpose – Part 4 : Steinbeck and the Story of Life”
To close off this little series, I’d like to present my five favourite books. A lot of times, when we want to sit down and read a good book, we ask ourselves, what’s a good book I can sit down and read ?
So, I have hoped to make that a bit easier.
On top of that, I want to take a bit of time with each of the books and explain why / how they’ve impacted me and how I have sought to change because of them. Just like I outlined in How-to Read – Part 1 and How-to Read – Part 2.
So, without further ado, here they are, in no particular order :
Continue reading “How-to Read – Part 3 : My Top Five Books And Their Impact”
I remember watching Infomercials.
Knives that can cut through steel. Dish towels that absorb moisture out of anything. The SlapChop. And of course, Billy Mays.
There was one infomercial I remember seeing that taught people how to speed read. To Spreed. They had a suited man, with a tight combover and glasses, explain how he was able to read an entire book in a fraction of the time of a normal person. He had a method for being able to do this. Secrets he probably unlocked by studying magic arts in the Himalayas.
Continue reading “How-to Read – Part 2 : It Isn’t Just Read Words, Turn Page, Repeat.”
When I first moved downtown Toronto, my two friends and I grabbed a 3 bedroom apartment above a restaurant.
It was luxurious.
No en suite washer and dryer, a bathroom with a broken fan, and purple painted rooms with golden trees. Continue reading “How-to Read – Part 1 : Soapboxes, Not Phonics”