One drawback of self employment is that I don’t have time for blogging nowadays. When I had a full time job dutifully serving my corporate master, I had time to surf the web, slack off, and write a post or two. Ever since I started on my own, my blog production has dropped. I still waste too much time blindly surfing the web, that part has not changed, unfortunately. I will rectify that during the new year.
Anyway, I’ve read some children’s books lately, and enjoyed them all, as listed in the title of this post. I’ve heard about or read excerpts of those books in the past but never read them in full. The Adventure of Tom Sawyer, in particular, helped me to further understand a not insignificant part of the American psyche. I will finish the first volume of Tintin as soon as my son is done with it.
Tintin and The Blue Lotus was particularly intriguing to me. Wouldn’t it be nice if old newspapers, brochures, magazines, treaties among countries, and books are easily available? Say, through the web for free? I would love to have some time to pore over Chinese publications, newspapers, and treaties since the early 1800’s. Speaking of reading, I also have plans to read Shakespeare’s stuff, because my understanding of that part of the Western civilization is very, very superficial. Greek stuff is next when I am done with William. I also would like to read the Qur’an.
Anyway, this also servers as my incoherent shout-out to my non IT-related blog readers. Happy New Year everybody!