|Books that won't take you this long to read.|
Have a listen:
Part One The Ticket Bookmark Thursday 6th August
Part Two The Ticket Bookmark Thursday 6th August
I have had the most fun finding books to read and audio books and podcasts to listen to. The down side is that I feel so guilty (what is it with guilt?) when I suggest a book that I have not actually read. Which is completely silly for two reasons:
|St Jerome - Patron saint of Librarians|
|St Anthony - Patron Saint of Lost things ( and found things?)|
|St Frances de Sale - Patron saint of Writers and Journalists|
An incredibly physically challenging endeavor that shows amazing spirit, grit and determination. He writes about his life , his family, his friends, what he imagines and feels. He dips from his life in the hospital to his memories and his dreams. Dedicated to his two small children. Jean-Dominique Bauby sadly died two days after the French publication of the memoir.
If you don't read any other book on this list, please read this one. It will stay with you forever. It is terrible and dark and essential reading.
Best known for his great big weighty novels War And Peace and Anna Karenina, this is only a departure in terms of the number of pages. Tolstoy is the master of storytelling that investigates the subject of death and this novella does not disappoint. A successful judge Ivan has not given a thought to the notion of his death and is suddenly brought face to face with his mortality. The novel probably reflects the spiritual crisis that Tolstoy himself was experiencing and is an engrossing read into this terrifying glimpse of a reflective intelligent man grappling with the idea of death and spirituality.
Sun Tzu's elegant language lays bare the principles of warfare, illustrating his lessons with examples from Ancient China. It is a thought-provoking, colorful and valuable book."