Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 Reads

"No two persons ever read the same book." ~Edmund Wilson

Absolutely. True.

Just one of the reasons why books are so powerful. Following (in no particular order) are my five favourite reading experiences this year.

Raw. Violent. Tender.
Exploitation. Colonialism. Pain.
Perseverance. It's everything my
country was founded on and
almost 400 years later
 these wounds remain unhealed.

Ever want to smash everything
because unfairness has ruined
everything? This cathartic
journey with a 13 year old boy
both smashes and soothes.

A clever little book especially
for creatives written in ABC
format (and I'm always a sucker for that).
Never forget: umbrellas
completely miss the point. 

I just love that Banksy exists
and he wants us to THINK
about art, about what we value,
about who we are. 

Quite simply it just felt
like unadulterated TRUTH
to me. So useful (especially
if you're human). Validates.
Inspires. Guides. Heals. 


Pearson Report said...

Thanks for sharing from your reading list - I will make note of these and give them a look, and possible a read.

The Orenda has crossed my path re a chat with a reading buddy - she enjoyed it very much so it is already a book of interest.

Unknown said...

I think the last one sounds the most appealing to me. But the 3rd and 4th are close behind.

Al Penwasser said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I love to read. I also love to write, but it's nice to read something from someone who actually has talent.

Vinny C said...

These look interesting. I've been slacking off on my reading of late. I'm determined to fix that.

The Defiant Marshmallow said...

What a nice bunch of reads! Thanks for sharing them. Two just made my reading list.

neal call said...

This is a great list. I'm curious about the monster one and the V is for vulnerable, and Mindset is something my wife and I have talked a lot about over the last year or two. She has a few college lectures specifically devoted to stuff from Mindset.

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