I just got done reading “Villette”, by Charlotte Bronte. It was about a young female teacher in the Victorian age who moves to Belgium to teach in a girls school and falls in love with two men who don’t return her affections.
Right now, I’m reading “Don Quixote”, by Miguel de Cervantes, both in English and in Spanish. It is about a nobleman in Spain (who has very pronounced grandiose delusions), and his sidekick, who go off around the countryside of Spain looking for “adventures” and end up getting into one set of serious troubles after another. This is a one thousand page book and it doesn’t intimidate me a bit. It’s pure fun.
The book I read before Villette was, “The Life of Dorian Gray”, by Oscar Wilde. It was about a group of upper class Victorian homosexual men in England, and their lives. It was not sexually explicit. The book hinted at homosexuality.
I’m reading the man who loved seagulls by Osho. But I left it at IOP today. Hopefully I find it when I go back tomorrow it’s really good spiritual wisdom.
I’m kinda excited because my sister bought me a book about mindfulness and she’s having it shipped to me. I can’t wait to start reading it. It will take me awhile because I’m not a strong reader, but I will just work through it a little at a time. Then of course I’ll let you know any of the good stuff.
I am reading The Consorts of Death by Norwegian author Gunnar Staaleson. My favorite genre is mystery novels from Scandinavia (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway), Iceland, and Greenland.
I’m finishing off a Brandon Sanderson Fantasy series…“The Hero of Ages”. Third in three book fantasy series. It’s a struggle. It’s pretty formulaic and not much new and a bit on the adolescent side like a lot of serial fantasy. Going to finish it soon…not sure where I’ll go next but might check out The Witcher series…that looks far more my liking!
I’m re-reading a very basic piece about philosophy called “the problems with philosophy”… or something like that. It talks a lot about many different topics briefly. The chapter I just read was talking about perception of physical objects (really broad topic I know). But it made me think how being schizophrenic kind of helps in “believing” (or at least entertaining) in the “absurd” ideas of perception. Such as the basic absurdity of other minds not actually existing but are simply characters in this dream we refer to as life or existence. I don’t actually think that due to the paranoid ideation focused on my thoughts being broadcasted to other people, they’re (other people are) very real to me, But my point is that if I can hear voices which is deemed not a normal perception who’s to say my perception of other minds existing is actually false.
Maybe that was a really loose association. I don’t know I’m in the psych ward haha. (10 points if you guessed that already ;p)
I’m reading an Introduction to Reading. Level 0.5
It’s about Jan. Run. Run. Sam. Smile. Smile. Sam. Smiles.
I’m reading Lord of the Flies. Pretty good so far.
I’m reading ‘The land of painted caves’
It’s the last book in the series, and I love reading about how they travel around and look at cave paintings
I’m reading (among other things about sz/bipolar etc) a novel called The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry. Exciting treasure hunt and cracking codes type of book with action thrown in as well.
I’m contemplating reading The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I got bored with his Representative Men, so I think I’ll skip right to the heart of things. It’s a book-length essay. Another candidate is something by William James.
I didn’t finish the Steve Berry book I was reading as I found it too complicated. Now I’m reading 31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell - a cosy drama more my genre.
I’m currently reading “A Good Man is Hard to Find: And other short stories” by Flannery O’Connor.
I’m really enjoying it. It’s pretty top shelf literature, in regards to the quality of the writing.
O’Connor was Catholic, so there’s a lot of Catholic/Christian symbolism in the stories. I’ve only read 3 stories in it so far. They all usually have a twist at the end, and can be a little on the unsettling side.
Still reading “What is Real?” which is a book about quantum physics. It’s VERY history heavy, and I’m not the biggest history fan, but it makes the history very fun because it makes it sooo dramatic. It’s pretty funny hearing about all the drama between famous physicists. However I haven’t really learned anything new science wise that I didn’t know already and I find that sort of disappointing.
I am reading two books at the same time
Trainspotting by ireine Welsh. Its about a group of heroin addicted people and
Hollywood by Charles bukowski. Its about how he made the screen play for a movie about him
I tried reading Trainspotting before. I think my book has a glossary in the back for all the Scottish slang words.
Very cool you’re reading it though! Thank you for reminding me about it. I really should give it another try
Its worth reading. After that there is Porno, the sequel and a prequel ( I don’t know the spelling). The prequel is a bit boring, I did not finish it. But trainspotting and porno I’ve read them after my hospitalization. Now I read trainspotting again because I think I was not ‘all there’ first time I read it
That sounds interesting.
I left a Wimpy doll at In 'n Out one time. I guess it was the right place.
I have over 20 books at home mostly Stephen king. Im reading the night stalker Richard rameriz by philip Carlo. That night stalker was one messed up dude. After this one im reading al Capone book
The Power of Kabbalah: Thirteen Principles to Overcome Challenges and Achieve Fulfillment
by Yehuda Berg
It’s a really good book and has taught me to be less reactive and more proactive.
I’m reading The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith. It is very engaging so far. Only on the 3rd chapter. I have read another one of hers before (both borrowed from a friend). She is a brilliant British talent.