Last year, my wiki went down at dougbelshaw.com/wiki. For reasons too boring to go into, I was unable to resurrect it. This made me sad, particularly because there was some stuff on there that didn’t exist anywhere else.
After a brief period of mourning, I got on with my life. Noel De Martin, however, decided to do some digging via the Wayback Machine, and found several pages, which I’m copying-and-pasting to my blog for posterity.
What follows is a snapshot of my ‘Daily reading’ page from January 2017.
Every morning, I read parts of books from the ‘Daily reading’ collection I’ve created on my e-reader. It currently contains these books:
- Aurelius, Marcus – Mediations
- Currey, Mason – Daily Rituals: how great minds make time, find inspiration, and get to work
- Epictetus – Enchiridion
- Gracián, Baltasar – The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence
- Holiday, Ryan – The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
- Pessoa, Fernando – The Book of Disquiet
- Montaigne, Michel de – The Complete Essays
- Rochefoucauld, François de La – Collected Maxims and other reflections
- Seneca – On the Shortness of Life
All links take you to WorldCat, meaning you should be able to find if a local library has these in stock.
On the bench
Here are the books that used to feature on this list, and may return someday:
- Cicero – On Living and Dying Well
- Drucker, Peter – Managing Oneself
- Epictetus – Discourses and Selected Writings
I’m very aware that this is a list of dead, white men, but these are just the books I’ve come across so far that are so helpful to me I’m happy to read them on repeat. If you’ve got suggestions of alternatives or anything to help widen my worldview, please do let me know! It needs to be the kind of thing I can finish and then start right back at the beginning again.