Lately I’ve been finding the layout of this blog a little too dark for my tastes, so I decided to start off the new year with an updated, brighter look. Hopefully this will make the blog a bit more readable and more lovable for my loyal fan base . . . such as it is.
Here are just a few of the books you can expect to hear about (and therefore hopefully I’ll get a chance to read) in the coming year:
- Denying History by Michael Shermer & Alex Grobman
- Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
- Lost on the Darkside, an anthology edited by John Pelan
- The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (widely considered the English language’s first detective novel)
- Simple Recipes by Madeleine Thien
- My Spiritual Journey by the Dalai Lama
- The Story of a Soul, the autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
- Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery
And some interesting topics I’m hoping to address in posts coming up soon:
- What do you do with books of pseudo-history? Does the principle of free speech give them the right to be heard? To be accessible in libraries?
- Buddhism, mindfulness, reading, and understanding
- Libraries in the real world, and my experiences in them – including a very recent (frustrating) trip to a branch of the Toronto Public Library
- More adventures with children like Cookie and Berry.
- Hopefully – cross your fingers really hard that I can do this – some volunteer work at a local library or related charity.
Happy New Year, faithful readers! And happy reading in 2011.