As my ASUS tablet charged, I read Vonnegut's tired piece of work. I got to chapter 15 or page 52 for those that don't have a copy handy.
I think I own a few Vonnegut Books, but I know I own Timequake and Slaughterhouse Five. The latter I bought with a giftcard from my grandmother, I think. I don't buy books unless I have little choice. I like books, but I don't believe in buying them. Timequake was a present for X-mas back in '97 from my parents.
I have read Slaughterhouse Five numerous times. I have gotten something new from it after each reading, it seems.
I actually told a co-worker this aspect of book ownership on Friday. He's into Dave Ramsey, so I may have been too abstract in my explanation for him to read a book over time and get different meaning as life lived gives fuller context into the previously ignored words.
There are maybe a handfull of books I have read numerous times because they mean something to me enough to read multiple times... plus I own them, thus can re-read them accordingly.
- How to win Friends and Influence Others
- Slaughterhouse Five
- The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, from A to B and back Again
I'm not a fan of Dave Ramsey. He seems to be like a pastor at The Vineyard where my former friend Mara once took me. John Lieb talked a lot, but all I heard was how he found Nietzche depressing so he never read him, yet knew enough to condemn his writings as an explanation for his death/insanity. Mr. Lieb also said stuff about money and how those new to the Vineyard were welcome guests, but those regulars were expected to pony up. I could be exaggerating, but I took notes, so I highly doubt the hyperbole end of my thinking.
Anyways, Dave Ramsey seems to mean well, but he's mostly hocking books for people to buy to make HIM RICH, just like John Lieb seemed to mean well, but he was hocking religion just so he could live well.
I'm a Clark Howard sort of guy, so I find anyone selling anything I can get for free as being a scamster.
I mentioned that I have quite a few other blogs. I actually added content to some of them this past week:
- Parenting Not From Concentrate - As a father of 3, I do things as a father that may be seen as good or bad things. Here I try to relate my life as a father.
- Reasons to Vote in 2016 - I am glad that Hillary Clinton was the biggest loser in '16.
- Bring Back the Fritos Chili Cheese Steakburger - I miss eating my favorite meal. This blog is dedicated to the memory of the Fritos Chili Cheese Steakburger, and my search for a meal to replace it as my favorite.
- Job Search Not From Concentrate - I lost a job once, unexpectedly. Having an eye on the open job market is a good idea, for no job is ever 100% secure, in my opinion.
The thing about blogging that I find most interesting is that I change after time, so the previous blog posts seem almost foreign after a while due to my context of life changing.