Reading the OED by Ammon Shea

Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages is as nerdy and niche as it sounds. Some people take pleasure in reading the dictionary, and some people (who claim they would never read the dictionary) are curious how that would be like. I love language—I love how it evolves over time, and I loveContinue reading “Reading the OED by Ammon Shea”

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

Finally⁠—a Dave Eggers book I like better than The Circle, The Monk of Mokha is a biography of Mokhtar Alkhanshali that chronicles the experiences of a Yemeni-American and his obsession with coffee. Mokhtar’s story is inspiring⁠—in today’s practical world, it’s hard to take risks to follow one’s passion, but some people do it anyway. TheContinue reading “The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers”

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

One of my friends recommended I read Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog, a memoir about how Nike came to be. At first, I didn’t feel like I could empathize with Phil Knight nor root for him. (IDK, he seemed too smart or something too good to be true.) But I read on because I was curiousContinue reading “Shoe Dog by Phil Knight”