My simple, unceasing daily pleasure

One of the greatest pleasures I experience daily is the pleasure I gain from reading books, especially classic novels. I read plenty of other material, too, including non-fiction, news, reports of legal cases, etc. But the simplest, best value ongoing, unceasing pleasure is from listening to and reading novels, especially those considered to be ‘classics’.… Continue reading My simple, unceasing daily pleasure

Reading Tolstoy-an antidote to the simplicity and brevity required in online writing 

I am overdosing on Leo Tolstoy at the moment. I am reading “War and Peace” and listening to “Anna Karenina”. I am thoroughly enjoying both books, notwithstanding that I have read both previously. Tolstoy’s writing is so beautiful, clear, accessible, and subtle that his books, like most classic novels, are worth returning to again and… Continue reading Reading Tolstoy-an antidote to the simplicity and brevity required in online writing 

It took 26 uploads but was still time well spent

I spent most of yesterday (Sunday) morning uploading audio files to the ACX.com platform. The files were the audio version of a little book of mine called “How to Carry Out a Disciplinary Procedure in the Workplace” which I had recorded in about twenty minutes on my lunch break on Friday. Each file I uploaded… Continue reading It took 26 uploads but was still time well spent

An overlooked and undervalued benefit of reading old books

One of the pleasures of reading books that are described as ‘classic’ is the reintroduction of words that have fallen out of common, everyday use. I am reading “The End of the Affair” by Graham Greene at the moment and the writing is beautiful in a particularly British voice. Little words like ‘odd’ and ‘queer’… Continue reading An overlooked and undervalued benefit of reading old books

Online courses on the Teachable platform-a throwaway remark prompts a change of direction

I watched a video yesterday from one of the few persons I hold in high regard and trust when it comes to online/digital marketing: Ian Brodie. It was part of a series of videos he has done about creating and selling your own online course, regardless of what industry you are in. Ian’s content is… Continue reading Online courses on the Teachable platform-a throwaway remark prompts a change of direction

A Rage in Harlem audiobook-if you have never listened to an audiobook, listen to this

I am just finishing up an audiobook narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and I would recommend it highly. Not only is it superbly well narrated by Jackson it is beautifully written by a man who spent over 7 years in prison for armed robbery. The characters in the novel are predominately ‘coloured’ and it is… Continue reading A Rage in Harlem audiobook-if you have never listened to an audiobook, listen to this

Gypsy girls, dead bodies and smoking guns

In “The Brothers Karamazov” one of the brothers Dmitri Fyodorovich is described as spending a great deal of time engaged in acts of debauchery and dissipation. He is often said to have spent his money on liquor and gypsy girls. I had a consultation during the time I was reading this book by Dostoevsky with… Continue reading Gypsy girls, dead bodies and smoking guns

I have just finished “The Brothers Karamazov”

I have just finished Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel, “The Brothers Karamazov”. I think it is Dostoevsky’s last novel, and it is widely regarded as his best. It is a remarkable book driven by the dialogue of the characters and the forensic insight into the psychology of the characters. Yes, there are events and happenings, most notably… Continue reading I have just finished “The Brothers Karamazov”

Updating my books-the dilemma

My books on employment law, property and digital marketing for small service providers sell well on Amazon. All formats-paperback, Kindle and audiobook-perform well. In fact, sales appear to have increased in the last year or two. Which is great for it is nice to think work I have done a few years ago still bears… Continue reading Updating my books-the dilemma

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