There’s a book on the Korean War by Bruce Cumings that I bought a few years and still haven’t properly started reading. It is among the handful of other books (fiction and non-fiction) that I still have not finished reading.
And yet, what do I keep doing? Buying more books and reading a few of them back-to-back and then starting/stopping a couple others. After my trip to my neighborhood Barnes & Noble today, looks like The Korean War is going to have to continue waiting for its turn to be read. I went to the bookstore with the intentions of getting Unbroken (Angelina Jolie, 2014) and The Blind Side (John Lee Hancock, 2009) so I could write about them and potentially re-evaluate my thoughts concerning their presentation and themes.
Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking by Richard E. Nibsett
— I read his book Geography of Thought many years ago and enjoyed it. I even emailed him about the concept of amaeru (and he responded! This was back in the day before social media was an appropriate way of contacting published scholars, writers, artists, athletes, companies, etc).
A Season On the Brink: A Year With Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers by John Feinstein
— John Feinstein possesses such a pithy and humorous narrative voice. See previous posts about his work.
Oui. I’m probably going to read them concurrently; I’m a few pages in already on A Season on the Brink. Before the inevitable waxing poetic on Mr. Feinstein’s writing, though, I am going to address whether or not the NBA, MLB and possibly NHL have teams whose websites need footer updates. After clicking through half a dozen NBA teams’ sites, their footers are much more consistent (if not identical) in text and display and reflect the current calendar year…unlike the NFL’s teams every-which-way UI/UX.
Je vais finir, je vais finir.