Monday, March 28, 2011

Extra Books - March 21 to 27

  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
    • Published: 1915
    • Genre: Philosophical literature
    • Why I picked it up: On my TBR list
    • Rating: 3 stars
    • Challenges: Global | 100+
    • My Thoughts: 
      •  I enjoyed this more than The Trial. Honestly, it was an easier read for me and wasn't as dry and dull as The Trial (but remember, I've established that I missed the point of that book ^^;). 
      • It was completely different from what I anticipated (something more recognizably philosophical and dreamy, almost) but I knew that it would be like that after reading The Trial. 
  • It's Up to You: The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path byDzigar Kongtrul
    • Published: 2005
    • Genre: Spiritual non-fiction
    • Why I picked it up: Pursuing an interest in [Zen] Buddhism
    • Rating: 3.5 stars
    • Challenges: 100+
    • My Thoughts:
      • This book contains a foreword, a preface, an author's preface, acknowledgements, a supplication and an introduction. And then the book begins.
      • While this book didn't say anything I didn't really already know, it put certain ideas into new words and helped refresh these ideas and make me think of them in a different way. That's why I like reading these books on Buddhism, they help me think and focus on spirituality. By reading about it in my daily life, I remember to experience it in my daily life because I think so much about what I read.

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