Writing gives the mind a disciplined means of expression.
― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
This blog’s name is inspired by Csikszentmihalyi’s ideas on flow. Anyone fortunate enough to experience those moments when time’s flow is stemmed knows the profound enjoyment it provides and the equal degree of concentration required.
I find that writing about what I’ve read, even the thought that I may write about what I read, helps greatly to increase my concentration and retention. I daresay what I write could benefit greatly from an editor. This blog also serves as a reading journal and commonplace book.
There is no explicit information about the writer of this blog except the great deal implied by what I read and write. No mystery intended, but I am far, far less interesting than the books I read.
Reading is a social activity and this blog is in part an attempt to draw readers into a conversation so please feel free to send me an email. I’m ambivalent about social media, but occasionally use Twitter and have a presence on LibraryThing. My reading is led by serendipity, one book leading to the next.