I hope you’re taking a few days off over the holidays to relax or even do some planning for the new year. I’m doing both, along with some reading, which, honestly, I haven’t done with an actual book in a long time.
These are the books I’ve been reading lately. Perhaps you would enjoy them too.
First We Read, Then We Right by Robert Richardson. A great book on writing advice from the 19th century transcendental writer Ralph Waldo Emerson distilled from his best modern biographer.
I’m lingering over these pages. There’s an instructive chapter on reading that everyone should, well, read. Read it before you move on to the rest of the books in this post!
- Shocker: we shouldn’t read to learn or to escape from the grind of our lives. We should read so we can CREATE world we want to live in.
- “The glance reveals what the gaze obscures.” Emerson almost never read any book cover to cover.