This book was the very first book I finished in 2019. The contents are Letter from Birmingham Jail which was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s response to eight white Alabama clergymen who argued that the battle against racial segregation should be fought in the courts, not in the streets; and The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life which was first delivered as a sermon on April 1967 and … Continue reading Letter from Birmingham Jail – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Black Klansman is a memoir that tells the story of how Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, and his team, infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in an undercover investigation. What started as an information request regarding membership in the KKK (in which Ron Stallworth signed his real name, expecting the reply would be nothing more than … Continue reading Black Klansman – Ron Stallworth
“What is it about male aloneness that makes it so desirable while female aloneness is seen as less so? What is it about male aloneness that is often seen as a heroic and poetic choice, while female aloneness is generally seen to have come from a lack of options?” Those two sentences printed on the back of the book alone was enough for me … Continue reading I Am My Own Home and other essays – Isyana Artharini
First of all, I love books that challenge my way of thinking. Books that make me stop and think: “What if I’ve been wrong all this time?” I don’t normally read self-help books but something (the title?) tells me that this book is different, so, mainly out of curiosity, I decided to read it. After finishing it I can conclude that it is more than … Continue reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
This article was first posted on Magdalene, 8 November 2017. http://magdalene.co/news-1483-read-books-educate-that-mind-of-yours.html Recently I was astonished to find that I, who only has a bachelor’s degree, might be more well-read than a colleague of the same age who already finished her doctorate studies. When I asked why she doesn’t like to read, she simply replied, “I only like reading comic books.” Because I don’t really know her, … Continue reading Read Books, Educate That Mind of Yours
If you are, like me, a book lover who also likes adult colouring, then you might want to have these 5 colouring books. This is a list arranged by my order of preference. Since I won’t provide much description for each colouring book, please watch the flipthrough videos provided to find out which one you’ll like! #1. The Mysterious Library – Eunji Park One of … Continue reading 5 Adult Colouring Books for Book Lovers
Hello guys. As it so often happened before, I find myself having blogger’s block. It’s not just about boredom this time, but also because now I have a new hobby that takes up a lot of my time and energy: colouring! I started colouring almost a year ago but right now, you can say that I’m more enthusiastic of it than ever. Now, I’m not … Continue reading New Hobby, Blogger’s Block and (Almost) Reaching my Classics Club Goal
“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ― Italo Calvino On March 24, 2012 I started joining the most ambitious reading project ever—The Classics Club Project. At the beginning, I challenged myself to read 100 classics in 5 years, which meant I needed to read 20 books every year. Well, on the first two years I only … Continue reading The Classics Club Project – 20% to go!
It’s strange that even though I have been familiar with the character Alice since childhood (thanks to Disney), I have never actually read the book. While both of the Disney adaptations—the old-school animation and the latest one—are weird, I think the book was even weirder! Curiouser and curiouser! Alice would say. Alice, a curious child of seven, thought it was very strange indeed that on … Continue reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Very recently I’ve just had an upsetting experience which led to a decision to quit a book community. This was because one person within the community insists upon greeting fellow members in a certain religion’s way (this person did this not once or twice but daily, and it’s not a simple greeting), and even sometimes brought up religious topics in conversations. I found this both … Continue reading Reading is What Brings Us Together, Not What Tears Us Apart