Reading: too many books at once …

Reading: too many books at once …

Right now I’m reading about 5 books at the same time – different books for different moods, different mindsets, different levels of mental capacity. As you may have guessed this does not work out very well, meaning it does not look like I’m about to finish a single one of those books anytime soon – [...]

Reading: “Goodbye Things: On minimalist living” by Fumio Sasaki

Reading: “Goodbye Things: On minimalist living” by Fumio Sasaki

I started reading about the concept (or rather concepts) of minimalism quite a while ago because in the end, I hate clutter. I'm not much of an interior design aficionado, I'm not interested in decorations and I'm all about efficiency when it comes to using the space I have. Though we live in a beautiful [...]

These heavy boots are not made for walking – meeting Oskar Schell …

These heavy boots are not made for walking – meeting Oskar Schell …

I mentioned it before, Wonderguy gave me Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer as another part of our ongoing series "Goin' to New York". At first I was skeptical because I fear the child protagonist: many authors I read (Brothers Grimm, anyone?) use child characters to teach their readers a lesson, and the last [...]