Reading Log: Buddhism for Beginners

An approachable intro to Buddhism using a question and answer format


I’ve been interested in Buddhism since around the time I started meditating last year. I’ve watched some videos and done some reading. I understand the core tenants, but it’s all still quite new to me. A few months ago at the local hippie bookstore in Portland I saw the book Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron and decided to pick it up. It sat on my bookshelf unread until last week.

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Reading Log: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

I finished reading Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier a couple of weeks ago, and it was a fantastic read. The intended outcome of reading the book is probably obvious based on the title, but all of the arguments are convincing and logical.

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Falling in Love with the Library

Read more and save money, what’s not to love?

I didn’t read much growing up. I don’t think I read a single book in high school that I didn’t have to. It just wasn’t my thing.

I started reading in my early twenties, largely due to the works of Haruki Murakami. I still read pretty regularly, but I found myself buying way more books lately than I could ever hope to finish. Dozens of books sat unread on my bookshelf for years. I was buying them as if I would never have a chance to buy another book again.

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