“It is our knowledge — the things we are sure of — that makes the world go wrong and keeps us from seeing and learning.” -Lincoln Steffens in his 1925 essay. Tsundoku is acquiring reading material and letting them pile up, without actually reading them. Apparently there is actually a dedicated term for my affliction.... Continue Reading →
Simplicity and patience.
Of all the things I wish I could be, the ones that would probably make the most difference are simplicity and patience. I wish I were simple in mind and habit. I wish I were patient with circumstance. Aahh, how much less harassing life would be then! Tao Te Ching is a tiny little beauty... Continue Reading →
Nerdy Sunday- What’s on Dr J’s bookshelf this week?
I have had to scale back on reading for pleasure. Drastically. I have still been sneaking in a few books here and there though. For sustenance. And yes, the subscriptions, journals and magazines also tend to pile up; and I am forced to devote some of the scare and precious reading time to them as... Continue Reading →
Hella folks! Another weekend post. I know, it's been a flurry of posts. I am in compulsive blogging mode 🙂 And it is only on weekends such as these that I can sit back and chat up. So, what makes for a beautiful Sunday? A laid back, late start. Check. Getting all dolled up in... Continue Reading →
Nerdy Sunday! The Fault in our Stars- John Green.
1.How/Why/Where did you buy the book? Darned cable TV, kept showing adverts for a movie with a girl with nasal prongs and a bob. I thought it was one of those, irritatingly "inspiring" cancer stories. And then, whenever I went to The Virgin Store or Jarir (bookstore in the Middle East) I saw this bunch... Continue Reading →
Nerdy Sunday! Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
“For several years, I had been bored. Not a whining, restless child's boredom (although I was not above that) but a dense, blanketing malaise. It seemed to me that there was nothing new to be discovered ever again. Our society was utterly, ruinously derivative (although the word derivative as a criticism is itself derivative). We... Continue Reading →
Grubbie Tuesday- Alas, I have nothing! Except love…
I have nothing to post on this Grubbie Tuesday. Stove and I have broken up. Scalpel and I have gotten back together. I'm back to eating for sustenance rather than pleasure. Hmmm.... the above sentence may not be entirely true! Anyhoo... I thought, I'd ditch Grubbie Tuesdays. Maybe make it my Blog Holiday. But here... Continue Reading →
Nerdy Sunday- Weekly bookshelf preview. And over-hyped, under- performers….
What's on Dr J's book shelf this week? Aah..nothing spectacular folks! It's time to dust off old undergraduate books and start pouring over the "basics" again. Whole bunch of exams coming up 😦 The "reading- for- pleasure" books will soon dwindle, and probably become non- existent again in the near future. The magazine subscriptions will... Continue Reading →
What’s on my book- shelf this week? And reading routine.
Hella folks! My last "What's on my book-shelf" post was ages ago. Things have changed a bit since then. I am back to work again... Yay! Have applied to a couple of fellowships as well, so I maybe a fellow soon. Back to the crazy hours.... I have to get back into the game. Read... Continue Reading →
Starry Nights- Shobaa De.
I know, I know. I never mentioned such a book in my last book rant. I just missed it. I'm telling you, I just have been on this crazy chain- reading trip. I have even read some Chetan Bhagat! Who would have thought, huh? Me and Chetan Bhagat? Okay, I shall admit- I once... Continue Reading →