As an academic, I relish the joy of being able to do what I do best (which is to read and write) – and yes, GatheringBooks is one of my links to sanity, so that I do not drown in academic treatise and the often laboriously-written text of most researchers. For our Semantics and Soul project, I went on a book-borrowing frenzy this morning from our glorious NIE library to know more about the psychology of music, the creative process among musicians, musical development, and so forth. My goal is to at least come up with a 35-paged manuscript to be sent for peer-review in one of the gifted/ creativity/ talent development journals before the year ends (an impossible feat, I know, but I shall try). And this is not counting the journal articles that I also need to read. Sometimes I do wonder if this is self-flagellation of sorts. Here are the yummy books.
Happy Holidays indeed. What a break. Haha. =)