I’m starting to write more reviews, but really on an informal basis. I used to write reviews for Amazon, but – as with YouTube – you’d run into people who would anonymous rate your reviews as low etc and I got tired of that. Goodreads (if you don’t realize how much I LOVE Goodreads, then have you been following this blog for long?) allows me to rate and write a review there that will then connect directly to this blog as a draft. The one at the bottom of this post is the first I have attempted. I’ve also connected my Facebook and Twitter accounts so we shall see how that goes!
Speaking of trying new things, I’ve decided to change my social bookmarking tool over to Diigo instead of Delicious. I haven’t played around with it as much as Delicious, but I’m intrigued. I’m not completely sure about it, but since I am part of a network group over there, it might be easier to have everything in one place
Also in things I’m adding, I made a Google + page for Referential and I’m trying to make a final decision about which Yoga place I want to be a member of because I really want to have a regular practice. y2 Yoga is a little bit of a drive for me, but is currently the front runner because 1 – they had great energy 2 – they have showers
In short, for all of this, I am always trying to “improve” but streamline at the same time. There are many things I’ve cut back, while adding in the stuff that I think will serve me best in the long run.
As a 9 year old me once wrote:
You plan to do that
You plan to do this
The longer you wait
The more you miss
Have a great weekend!
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Why bother reviewing, commenting on a book that is already so popular and famous? Well, I just wanted to note a few thoughts because I did find the book to be engrossing. I often read 10 pages here in a book, pick up another etc, but I felt compelled to read this book in long sessions even though the language was so rich I often found myself stopping to re-read whole paragraphs just because the wording was so beautiful.
This isn’t a novel of surprises. This is truly a book where the journey is the point more so than the destination.
Here is an example of some of the writing: Creedless shells of men tottering down the causeways like migrants in a feverland.
If you are a fan (interested) in dystopian novels than this is definitely one I’d recommend.
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