Bibliotherapy Zine #6

Bukowski. Turtle. Oatmeal. Gaiman. Orwell.

This week, for your reading pleasure...

Factotum Redemption Department

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” ~ Charles Bukowski

Swipe below for eight more doses of (much-needed) honesty from his mind...

'Buk'mark this one-stop resource for the best of Charles the internet has to offer...

In addition, recommended splurging...

...HuemnBukowski - Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Available below till stocks last...

Department of Turtle Rehabilitation

“If you're reading this sentence, you've read more than the [former USA] president has today.

Trump's ghostwriter for The Art of the Deal, Tony Schwartz, speculated that Trump has never read a single book in his adult life, not even a book about him or "by" him, of which there are 17.

Trump pretends to have written more books than he pretends to have read.” ~ Windsor Mann, The Week

If there ever was a more valid reason to read more, do share...

Make Reading Great Again!

Inman Appreciation Department
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Explore the first course of The Oatmeal! Three brilliant long-form pieces on believing, running and creativity are linked in the guide below...

Department of Escape Recommendations

“What we all yearn for, in lockdown, is escape.

I’ve been in the same house for the last seven months. My most exciting daily journey is to the compost bin and back. Every week or so I visit the post office or the little general store that are around three miles away.

That’s my life right now. So, escapism, for me, is worth its weight in gold.

What I’ve been reading for pleasure lets me travel. I’ve been going to places with a feeling of familiarity, places that give me the feeling of being with beloved friends and places that give me the feeling that the world can be benevolent.” ~ Neil Gaiman

Seek comfort in his five recommendations, published a day before his 60th birthday earlier this week, including the works of P.G. Wodehouse and Douglas Adams...

Public Service Announcement -

Absolutely allowed! 100% permission!! ANYTHING!!! - Stuff you wouldn't find within a mile of the next department...

Make Orwell Fiction Again Department

“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed —no escape.

Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.” ~ George Orwell, 1984

First published in 1949, this dystopian masterpiece is terrifyingly relevant today. Mandatory reading /re-reading in 2020.

[Read Now on Kindle Unlimited for free (or add to your library for less than a dollar) ---> '1984' - George Orwell]

In other news...

Streaming recommendations most welcome in DMs, especially the ones which might be classified as endangered as of yesterday.

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Till next week. Have a happy Diwali :)

- Nitin

Once upon a time, over the course of one billion seconds (or 31.7ish years), I followed the path glorified by society for any Indian kid getting good grades in school. Armed with a degree in Engineering and an MBA, I led a comfortable existence, earning decent paychecks in exchange for selling stuff; biscuits at first, followed by advertisements - for seven years. But being a bibliophile, someone who prefers books to people, a career in Sales wasn’t exactly my calling. So the moment I gathered enough confidence to do so, I quit! Three years have passed since then. Three years of living on my own terms, one day at a time, mostly without a plan, either 'On The Road' or 'At Home'. Three years, and counting…