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Choose Yourself

Choose Yourself

Choose Yourself

I mentioned in the comment I reposted here a book by James Altucher called Choose Yourself.

A friend at Web Hosting Buzz suggested I read it after I went to him looking for help during my ongoing depression following the end of my business, running out of cash and most important of all, the end of my long term relationship.

I’ve reviewed it on so won’t review again here.

It’s an interesting read. Now to re-read it and continue to put change into practice.

When Vladimir Nabokov wrote he liked to use 3″ x 5″ cards which his wife typed up later as he dictated them. In Life magazine’s photo gallery, The Author of ‘Lolita’.

As I use notecards a lot to jot down memos as I travel I thought I might try this to actually finish my novel!

3 x 5 notecards for Lolita

The idea appeals to me, as there are only a few lines on the page. Not a whole page of white A4 making the prospect of filling it more daunting.

World Book Night 2012 – Books Announced.

Word Book Night is an amazing event. A million books will be given away. Beautiful.

The books for the 2012 event have been announced. There are some cracking reads on there, the following of which I can heartily recommend:

  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  • Room – Emma Donoghue
  • Touching The Void – Joe Simpson

Here’s my profile on Good Reads.