Category: General Musings

My Impossible To Be Read TBR List – June 2017

Over the last few years I’ve developed a habit of collecting eBooks with the intention of reading them, but because they are digital, and do not physically sit on our bookshelf, they get overlooked. When I discover an eBook that intrigues me, I load down a sample from Amazon.com.au, however, sometimes the book is priced between zero to $5, which is very enticing, so I buy it; hence the resulting list of forty-six books.  Knowing that this pile of digital books was getting unmanageable, I felt a desire to develop a method whereby I could see them, physically; I wanted the books’ physical presence in some form.  After thinking about it for quite a while, I found a work around; a printed catalogue solved the problem.

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My List of Betterment – a work in progress

My List of Betterment

My List of Betterment is inspired by Andy Miller’s book, A Year of Reading Dangerously. It is my quest to find and nominate ten books of fiction and ten books of non-fiction that I believe have enhanced my perspective of the world, along with my compassion for the people within it, and for a better understanding of myself.

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One little word for 2015

One little word for 2015 - Think

My word for the year 2015 is THINK.

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One little word for 2014

My word for the year 2014 is COMPELLED.

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My best tweets of the week

Most days I can be found trawling through Lit Bloggers’ RSS feeds and on Twitter (@CynthiaBlue44) gleaning precious bits and pieces from their conveyor-belt of conversation. Listed below are my ten best tweets of the week. You’ll find some interesting reading. Enjoy!

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My best tweets of the week

Most days I can be found trawling through Lit Bloggers’ RSS feeds and on Twitter (@CynthiaBlue44) gleaning precious bits and pieces from their conveyor-belt of conversation. Listed below are my ten best tweets of the week. You’ll find some interesting reading. Enjoy!

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The Footpath Philosophers
at the State Library of NSW

While wandering around the main foyer of the Library of NSW in Macquarie Street Sydney I came across an interesting exhibit. A very large book was on display. It was a collection of black and white photographic portraits accompanied by a philosophical quote. They change the page displayed every two months. The quote painted on the wall above the display caught my eye. It made me smile with understanding.

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I took off my rose-coloured glasses for a moment . . .

I took off my rose-coloured glasses for a moment to listen to Richard Flanagan on the decline of love and freedom. Powerful stuff, 35 minutes of intelligent alternative thinking with a focus on Australians. A generous speech he gave as the closing address at the recent Melbourne Writers’ Festival and available for download from ABC Radio National’s website: ABC Bookshow Stories – Richard Flanagan – The Decline of Love and Freedom

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Tea for two – it’s the small things in life that count

General musing: The “idea” of the traditional Japanese tea ceremonyhas always appealed to me. The idea of peace and harmony is so attractive. The slowing down of time.

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The Dreaming Swimmer by Clive James

Bookish observations while reading Clive James’ The Dreaming Swimmer: How many times have I read a book and wanted to hear the music the author mentioned, see an image of the art the author has gushed over, or know who it was the author quoted, deferred to and admired? Many times!

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