Lives Without Principle: Thoreau and Our Complex Times

As you may know, recently I finally got down to reading Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Thoureau had fascinated me since I studied some of his essays in university, mostly because I believe he’s one of the few thinkers who really put his money where his mouth was: his lifestyle was always coherent with hisContinue reading “Lives Without Principle: Thoreau and Our Complex Times”

‘Thou Mayest’: John Steinbeck on Free Will

“You see, there is responsibility in being a person. It’s more than just taking up space where air would be.”

Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence

Graduate life is proving to be both scary and exhilarating. Just when I finally thought I’d have more time to write and blog, I find myself the busiest ever. It is one of those times when there are so many things I want to do, that I do not know where to even start. ButContinue reading “Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence”

8 Books to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

8 books to get cosy with.

October reads

This past month was, surprisingly, very productive. I finished most of my final assignments for uni, ordered my room and read a lot. I enjoyed everything I read this month; there were big books, new authors, nonfiction, adventures, magic and curses. Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson ‚ÄúNothing gives the English more pleasure, inContinue reading “October reads”

Bill Bryson’s Walk in the Woods

“You are aware, of course, that somewhere over the horizon there are mighty cities, busy factories, crowded freeways, but here in this part of the country, where woods drape the landscape for as far as the eye can see, the forest rules.” A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail was firstContinue reading “Bill Bryson’s Walk in the Woods”