Tag: Mini

Anon – Three Tang Dynasty Poets | Review

Title: Three Tang Dynasty Poets

Author: Anon

Type: Poetry

Page Count/Review Word Count: 56

Rating: 4/5



This little collection has been one of my favourites from the Penguin Mini Black Classics box set that I’ve been working through. And it’s over a thousand years old, too! Beautiful poetry.



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Tim Parks – Calm | Review

Title: Calm

Author: Tim Parks

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 106

Rating: 4.5/5



This Vintage Mini Modern is essentially a selection of excerpts from Teach Us to Sit Still, in which Parks recounts how he went from a lifelong skeptic to reasonably well accomplished at meditation through his experiences at several retreats.

I mostly liked that it was super honest and that I could relate to it. I also highlighted some great quotes, like, “The person who perceives deeply that life is empty, must be morally admirable otherwise he could never have arrived at the concentration required to grasp this.”



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