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Still Further Conversation about Reading Challenging Books . . .
Our current conversation has had 7 installments; beginning on September 12th and continuing on September 14th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 24th, and 26th—each installment powered by one or more reader comments on the previous installment…
This has been the longest conversation since this concept of encouraging reader engagement first moved me to change the way I was blogging… ( Please Note: back in the “old days” and now, I’ve used re-blogs, to varying degrees, to give me time for my fiction writing… )
I began this blog in January 2011—I began the Blog Conversations last March—I’m still getting used to the new format; but, I’m glad we’ve been discussing Challenging Books now for 8 posts :-)
If you want to peruse the way I used to conduct my blogging—a “reportorial” style—scroll all the way down the left sidebar to the widget called “Archives by Month & Year” and select any period before March 2018…
Also, I find it interesting that, with all the books discussed here as Challenging, there aren’t that many I’ve read…
…wondering if our readers could say the same thing…
And, here’s a comment that was left on the post on the 19th (after we’d moved a bit forward in the discussion…) by one of our more prolific commenters, an author/publisher from Germany:
Haven’t read that book… Still, our friend’s comment could stimulate rereading formerly challenging books at a later age…
The most recent comment in this conversation was from a man who blogs at M.C. Tuggle, Writer; and, he talks about a book I’ve read and deeply appreciated ( Click the image up there for a choice of editions, with worldwide shipping… ):
For me, the whole book was a thrilling adventure—Challenging, to be sure; though, those quirky adventure tales as well as his examples of self-referential sentences ( “I think the first word in this sentence is egotistical.” ) are standout features for me…
Here’s a self-referential poem from the book:
And, in case you’re of a mind to read an excellent, challenging book that is “…a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.”; and, which I can wholeheartedly recommend to every serious writer ( if you really want to stretch your mind in its understanding of its own workings ), here’s a link to a bunch of quotes from the book…
And, for the first time in one of our Blog Conversations, I’ll offer a short video—Mr. Hofstadter ( quite the young Polymath ), pondering what could be considered the Evolution of Humanity…
What are some of your reading challenges…?
What are some reading challenges you enjoy dealing with…?
What are some challenges that drive you crazy…?
How about reading challenges your friends or acquaintances reveal…?
Perhaps you’ll share challenges you used to have but you’ve overcome…?
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