I’ve been working pretty solidly and hard lately. Some of you may find it strange that a lot of this work has been without pay. Some of you may understand that one has to put in a lot of time and effort to (hopefully) create work. All this work that will only pay off in the long run has made me crave work that pays off immediately. Therefore this blog – which admittedly does not pay off financially, but it does in terms of instant gratification.

I was reading Nick Hornby’s ‘Stuff I’ve been Reading’ the other day and thought, hey, let me make a list of stuff I’ve been reading, too.

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Diary of a Bad Year by J.M. Coetzee
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon
Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson
The Equality Illusion by Kat Banyard

Breaking the Spell by Daniel C. Dennett
Conversations on Religion edited by Mick Gordon and Chris Wilkinson
Jesus Christ by Terry Eagleton
Politics and Popular Culture by John Street
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
Saviours and Survivors by Mahmood Mamdani
Seeing by Jose Saramago
Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred by Mark Gevisser
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (although struggling to get into this one)