Friday, February 7, 2014

Reading anything good these days?

While strolling through my old Kinko's store in south St. Louis for old times sake, I stumbled upon a small (5"x7", 92 pages, double-spaced) book by John Perry which caught my attention.  It's title: The Art of Procrastination:  A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing*  (*or getting things done by putting them off).  

That looked like a book that was calling my name. 

Casually flipping through it I saw that it began with a quote by Mark Twain:  "Never put off to tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."  Yes!  Then it talked about akrasia, the mystery of why people choose to do other than what they think is best for them to do. I figured that any book they could tell me why I get bogged down with e-mail, unanswered letters, etc. was worth its weight in gold.

I found the book to be delightful, insightful, and helpful.  More than once I laughed out loud as I recognized myself in one description or another.  Anyone who wants to read the book, is more than welcome to borrow my copy (if I just get around to sending it to you).

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect book for me: I'm writing now and reading the blog when I need to finish the cooking I started much earlier this morning. I'd love to borrow the book.

    I am re-reading "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton and it's wonderful. I strongly recommend the book. I borrowed it from the StL public library.

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    1. Will bring it to your house tomorrow. Looking at the date and time you responded, you beat Helen Ann. But she'll be #2 on the list after you.

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  2. Is it your book. Jean? or did another contributor send in this charming book review?

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    1. Yes, it is. And you're always welcome to borrow it. What are you Reading these days?

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  3. HiJean! Put me on your list! Helen Ann

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  4. Put me on your list!!!

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    1. Will do! You're the first request.

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