Memoir

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow

The first time I heard Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture”, about ten years ago, I was blown away by the wisdom he shared. Recently I came across the hardback edition 2008 at my local charity shop, so I snapped it up, and started reading it immediately. The impact it had on me, this time around, was different, I pondered about a person’s sense of self and whether it can be too big or too small. (I should share the fact that I’m an introvert, therefore when I read about a person embracing the love of many, I don’t quite end up on the same page.) The wisdom within the book is very good and it is an important book to read, however this time around it left me wondering about the personality behind the wisdom he shared, and his sense that what he knew mattered; and, don’t be mistaken, it does. I’m just left wondering about ego, and a confusion about whether or not it’s OK. …

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Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is one of my favourite authors. His prose makes everything he writes so very readable. He writes in a way that enables we “everymen” to easily access historical and scientific facts. (I’ve listened to several audiobooks where Bill Bryson reads his own work, so when I read his books, I can hear his voice and imagine his smile while I read.) …

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Walking the M62 by John Davies

Walking the M62 by John Davies

Many computer crashes ago, back in the day when the “blue screen of death” often showed its irritating face, before we upgraded to an Apple iMac, I lost many bits and pieces. Some files were precious, some were important and others were long forgotten. One of the long forgotten items, lost forever, was the first eBook I paid for: Walking the M62 by John Davies.…

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