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Infinite Joe

I like challenging books that make you think, and leave you happy that you did. Typically, I find character driven literary fiction the most satisfying, although I in no way think of myself as a serious literary critic.

Currently reading

Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri
Progress: 282/333 pages

This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

This Is Water - David Foster Wallace Not really a book, but a transcript of the commencement address he gave to Kenyon College a bunch of years back.

Very thoughtful and inspiring, and a call to get us to be more attentive and aware to others, and not to simply exist within ourselves, our default setting.

If you don't want to spend the money on the "book", you can find the audio of the 22-minute speech (in 2 parts) on YouTube. I listened to those as well.

I very much recommend listening to/reading what DFW had to say here. It's solid stuff.