12 Books in 12 Months

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Talking the Talk (with Henry David Thoreau)

I just found this on Pinterest (because where else would I be on a Saturday afternoon when I told myself I’d get some writing and editing finished), and I felt the urge to pick it apart a bit (because again, I’m supposed to be working).

Thoreau quote: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you've imagined

‘Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve imagined’ – Henry David Thoreau.

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Edinburgh Literary Salon

By Kyle Bean (
By Kyle Bean (

This evening I am going along to a literary salon in Edinburgh to talk about 12 books in 12 months as part of a literary blog themed event.

I think this sounds rather grand for two reasons.

  1. If you know your history or have a Wikipedia tab open you’ll know salons started in 17th century France as a way to gather lots of very bright types to talk about literature and philosophy. 
  2. I have been known to read a few literary blogs, and they are often maintained by very knowledgable people, far better read than I, who discuss worthy books in a sensible way. 

Then there’s me, struggling for weeks to get through Life of Pi but cheerfully staying up all night to read George R. R. Martin in a hostel in Ljbljana.

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