Fun with analytics: I have noticed that on days that I post things, I get a lot of visits, and that on days that I do not post things, I do not get a lot of visits. Hmm.
Anyway, I have been reading books. Especially these books:
- A User’s Guide to the Brain, by John Ratey.
- How Proust Can Change Your Life, by Alain de Botton.
- The Best American Crime Reporting, 2010, edited by Otto Penzler and Thomas Cook.
I can recommend all of them, though I’ve only finished the de Botton. I don’t think I’ll dive into Proust having read it, which may mean that de Botton failed; but I do want to read Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer more than I did before. And I appreciate Proust, at least in the abstract, more than I did before. So there’s that.
More fun with analytics: Barack Obama, Vidal Sassoon, gay marriage, Vidal Sassoon, hot dogs, Mitt Romney, Maurice Sendak, Stephen Colbert.
Speaking of the last two, having owned a Kindle for several months now, I am starting to share Sendak’s distaste for the medium. It’s a useful tool, though, I’ll give it that. I like to read for information on it, but not for pleasure, because it gives me less of it.