Read Everything

Eric Stinton
Reading, and everything else.
Created 24 Jun 2020
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  • If you don't have anything nice to say, maybe you should still say it
    07 Jun 2021 • 6 min read
    I’ve reviewed a few books before and will be reviewing a couple more soon, which has led me to an old dilemma: is it worth writing a negative review? I recently finished a book of essays that I starte...
  • Good dogs, DMX, and life lessons from the dead
    03 May 2021 • 4 min read
    I’ll have a proper post in the next newsletter, but since this has two month’s worth of stuff, I’ll keep this short for now and just say thanks for being here and enjoy the reads. PS: Don’t miss the l...
  • Aw shit, people are calling me brave
    08 Mar 2021 • 8 min read
    A friend on Facebook said it first. I didn’t think anything of it, other than that it was a compliment, and I’m always grateful to receive compliments. But then I started seeing it pop up in the comme...
  • January 2021
    09 Feb 2021 • 4 min read
    January reading recommendations The Cost of Being the King by Steven Marrocco, MMA Fighting “Spencer ‘The King’ Fisher has been one of my favorite fighters in the UFC for a while now,” [UFC president ...
  • The Necessity of Hope
    03 Jan 2021 • 7 min read
    I’m trying to avoid any of the innumerable phrases that have become cliché this year: “in an unprecedented year” or “in these uncertain times” and the like. As writer Ben Fowlkes wrote earlier this ye...
  • End of Year Bonanza
    31 Dec 2020 • 4 min read
    “Read everything” may be an impossible ambition, but it is still a noble pursuit. I’ve tried to read as much as possible this year without neglecting my personal and professional responsibilities: abo...
  • Politics as usual
    07 Dec 2020 • 6 min read
    You may have heard and even may still be hearing about last month’s presidential election in America, which took place on November 3 through present. The election is over, though unfortunately not in ...
  • A beautiful, meaningless muse
    17 Nov 2020 • 7 min read
    I never intended to become a sports writer, even though I was always very much into sports. Writing and sports existed in different compartments of my life, and rarely did they intersect. While in col...
  • Very late newsletter pt. 1
    26 Oct 2020 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I had started writing a post for this newsletter and was hoping to have it finished and sent out by the first weekend of October, but life has been persistent about getting in the way. So I’ll skip th...
  • What I talk about when I talk about reading
    06 Sep 2020 • 6 min read
    Last month, I came across an essay from January called “On the Hatred of Literature” by Jon Baskin, where he remembers a college lit class he was in: …a student stood up in the back of the room. Nearl...
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