Shelfwalking: Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

by Jess Dimayuga I’ve been reading about travelling lately. The last two books I read were Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M.Pirsig and Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac. The main characters of these books went on cross country road trips while I was at the comfort of my office desk. There’s a Roald Dahl quote: “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” If books could transport us to new places, our book shelves or the way we arrange our books are the borderlands to…

5 Books for the Average Guy Who Reads (Or Wants to Read)

by Jess Dimayuga Have you tried typing “guys reading” on Google? These are the top three results: guysread.com guysread.com/books The “official” Instagram account for @hotdudesreading And this was what greeted me when I clicked on the first hit: “Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one is quite sure why. Some of the reasons are biological.  Some of the reasons are sociological. The good news is that research also shows that boys will read – if they are given reading that interests them.” —Guys Read Of course, I had to check…