On keeping notebooks, spooky season, people-watching, and more
Seven links to worthwhile thin(g/k)s
Hello dear reader,
Here are seven links to bits of the world I have been exploring this week, shared with the hope that you will find them to be an inspiring springboard for deeper thinking.
In anticipation of spooky season (Halloween! And yes, I’m over the heat and am already daydreaming of cozy sweaters and rain and the crisp Autumn wind), here is Basil Rathbone reading of Edgar Allan Poe.
Watching: My goodness, I am completely in awe of the 2006 film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. I wrote a snippet about it over on my blog, and highly recommend the BBC series as an excellent way of spending one’s weekend :)
The furthest city on Earth from yours.
Unlike bibliomania, tsundoku: the Japanese concept of “buying books and never reading them,” but harboring the intent to read them rather than simply collect them, which is what bibliomania is (?)
This Quartz piece also highlighted an interesting concept I hadn’t thought of before: Is stockpiling unread books on one’s bookshelf a valuable endeavor? Here’s a thought: “Read books are far less valuable than unread ones,” Taleb wrote in The Black Swan. “[Your] library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates, and the currently tight real-estate market allows you to put there.”
Until next week!
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