Category: Books

  • Some quotes by Albert Camus

    Recently I’ve been listening to The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and I ran into a few quotes by Albert Camus like the following one: “You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” I also went on the internet to find some more. “What I’m sure of is that you […]

  • Goodbye Bookends, for now

    Today, I’m stopping work on Bookends. In this post, I’d like to reflect on why I’m stopping work on it, what I’ve learned, and what’s next. Bookend’s purpose is to help track and discover books. So far, I don’t think I’ve solved this. What I’ve learned When I started the project, I had a simple […]

  • Timeline by Michael Crichton

    ⏱⌇🏰 I just finished listening to the audiobook version of Timeline by Michael Crichton, narrated by Stephen Lang. It’s another novel I had no idea about going in and the last one I did that with was Dragon Teeth also by Michael Crichton. I was blown away by Dragon Teeth since it was so engaging […]

  • Bookends update, March 2019 #2

    💥📖🌷 I’m standing here at my mac mini, with my head in my hands, frustrated yet laughing at myself. It’s been more than 3 months or whatever since I started working on this project and each time I finish working on a small feature, a bigger issue arises. A couple of days ago, I rewrote […]

  • In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

    I recently finished listening to Bill Bryon’s In a Sunburned Country. Narrated by Bill Bryson himself. It’s a fun listen, I haven’t listened to or read books that are formatted like a travel log before so this was my first time doing that. It’s very calming and pleasant to listen to someone just talk about […]

  • Thoughts on the Watership Down series on Netflix

    I was writing about Watership Down in the books I’ve listened to in 2018 post, and while doing so I found out that there’s a new Netflix 4-part series available! The series is split up into 4 parts of Hazel’s journey to find and secure a safe home for himself and his friends. After reading about […]

  • Books in 2018

    This year has been a great one in many ways and a year of learning good, easy, and hard lessons all around. One of my favorite revelations this year has been finding out that it takes a lot of focus to build some focus. Eventually, the latter increases while the former decreases. It’s easier to […]

  • Bookends update, August 12th

    It’s been a few weeks since I wrote the the initial Bookends post. I’ve been taking a couple of hours every week to work on the setting up Bookends and today, I sat down and got the search working using OpenLibrary’s API. The search works by doing a naïve search so I think right now, […]

  • Bookends, for fun and for learning

    During the months of May and June, I worked on a hobby project with a friend of mine called “Decide”. You can go check it out here. During development, I learned a couple of new things, technical and personal things about myself. Technically, I learned some React based on Next.js. If you’re about to start […]

  • The City & The City

    This is a weird one. This post is about not being able to finish this audiobook. I’ve been on a good streak with audiobooks in the past few months, finishing about 2-3 a month. But…I’m not sure what’s happening with this one. So far, I’ve listened to a total of an hour of the book […]