Welcome to the 2019 February issue of ‘The Notebook’.
This is a list of books, movies, blog posts,
interviews, video clips and other stuff
I found interesting and feel worth sharing.
I hope you’ll like some of the stuff I am sharing.
If you have any feedback, please drop me a line…
Here it goes…
A Book Worth Sharing:
The book is a little difficult to get into. But once you get past that… you’ll not regret it.
Here, in her own words…
“I really enjoyed writing it, but I feel like it’s a bit difficult to get into. There’s this constant issue of the narrator’s ambiguity and the question of whether or not she’s actually reliable. It’s like Rashomon: Can the information she gives be trusted? Or is it a lie? Grotesque was a hit in Japan, but I was really surprised. I thought it was more of a self-indulgent work that would never become popular the way it did.”
A Movie Worth Sharing:
This film is on Netflix. So anyone can watch it with Netflix subscription.
But read Austin Kleon’s comment about watching the film on a big screen…
“The picture was striking on the big screen, but I thought the sound was actually what made it worth seeing in the theater.
Much has been made over seeing Roma on the big screen — the filmmakers have even posted a guide to TV settings for getting the best picture. I’ve yet to hear anyone argue that you should go to the theater for the sound. I don’t see a guide to sound settings. That—the perfect ambient sound in a large theater like the Capitol in Gordon Square here in Cleveland—is what I doubt you could get at home from your TV, without expensive speakers.” – Austin Kleon
An Idea Worth Sharing:
Well, just click the link above…
A Quote Worth Sharing:
“And people get all fouled up because they want the world to have meaning as if it were words… As if you had a meaning, as if you were a mere word, as if you were something that could be looked up in a dictionary. You are [the] meaning.”
-Alan Watts ( Via ‘Kevin Rose’ )
There are many gems here. My favourite two…
Old Status Symbols:
- Luxury goods
- Position of authority
- Endorsed by establishment
New Status Symbols:
- Position of influence
- Flexible schedule
- Creative Output
How camera lenses change the shape of your face
Thanks for reading.
Take care and have a nice month…