Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
MarkoPDX

MarkoPDX

Joined May 2019

I am not an intelligent man; just a fool who reads a lot.
review
MarkoPDX
post image
Mehso-so

Their first mistake was having one of those evil homosexuals in the family.

The author puts forward several theories. I suppose any of them could be right. Or none of them. I think the thing he does establish well is that the car went into the water further up river than originally thought.

blurb
MarkoPDX
Reynard the Fox: A New Translation | Unknown, James Simpson
post image

This book will arrive today. I don't know when I'll read it, but it will start taking up space in my house today.

blurb
MarkoPDX
Leonardo da Vinci | Walter Isaacson
post image

To celebrate paying off my vehicle early, I bought this book (Leonardo da Vinci), a history on the Pacific Northwest, and Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. Oh, and a brownie a la mode.

blurb
MarkoPDX
post image

I am calm, I am serene.

blurb
MarkoPDX
Leadership: In Turbulent Times | Doris Kearns Goodwin
post image

I have taken on too many books at once--yet again. My goal: 15 pp./day on this book and 30 pp./day on 'The Grapes of Wrath'. That should allow me to finish this by the time it needs to be returned to the library, and GoW by the next book group meeting.

review
MarkoPDX
Blood on the Tracks | Barbara Nickless
post image
Pickpick

You always need a flawed detective. That is just part of the genre. Sometimes it is really plastic, or over-the-top. But I felt Nickless nailed it. Sydney Parnell's flaws worked really well. I bought into 95% of this story. A couple of scenes stuck out as a little off in the story as a whole, but I loved it.

blurb
MarkoPDX
Blood on the Tracks | Barbara Nickless
post image

Let's see if Ness and I can't get this one knocked out this weekend.

#catsoflitsy #mystery

blurb
MarkoPDX
Leadership: In Turbulent Times | Doris Kearns Goodwin
post image

I have a feeling that I won't have this finished by book group next week.

#catsoflitsy

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have those issues too! 5mo
3 likes1 comment
review
MarkoPDX
The Qur'an | Saheeh International, Muntad al-Isl?m? (London, England)
Mehso-so

Should I review a religious text? I don't know. I feel like it means I am judging a culture, but I don't intend it like that. Still, I have now read the words of the Prophet, and I do not believe, so my understanding is that I will burn in eternal Hell because of that. It's kind of hard to not have an emotional response to that.

blurb
MarkoPDX

This book comes up in conversation often, years after I read it. We aren't just North vs. South, Liberals vs. Conservatives. It's much more complex than that. Read this book.

blurb
MarkoPDX
The Qur'an | Saheeh International, Muntad al-Isl?m? (London, England)
post image

Some Muslims set up a booth at the Saturday Market, answering questions, and giving out the Qur'an. It has been an interesting educational experience, though I would say it's an interesting read. At 10pp/day, I have three weeks of reading left. #religion #religiousstudies

quote
MarkoPDX
Leadership: In Turbulent Times | Doris Kearns Goodwin
post image

"I was born and have ever remained in the humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or popular relations to recommend me. If the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." - Abraham Lincoln, 1832

#catsoflitsy #history #leadership

blurb
MarkoPDX

Jessamyn's book has led me to a yoga practice at home, despite my weight. It has benefitted my hips, especially.

review
MarkoPDX
Pickpick

Although this book still hasn't convinced me that a UBI is sustainable in the US government/economy, this book convinced me that it is a fair and equitable solution to the welfare system we have now.

review
MarkoPDX
post image
Pickpick

I think the most interesting idea in the book was the idea of shifting from a focus on telic activities to atelic activities. I'm still not sure how I can take an atelic approach to my job, though.

#philosophy

RaimeyGallant Sounds interesting. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
1 like1 comment
quote
MarkoPDX
post image

"If my problem is an excessive investment in telic activities, the solution is to love their atelic counterparts, to find meaning in the process, not the project."

1 like1 stack add