Bibliofreak J.T. Oldfield is giving away 22 or 23 books to clear his bookshelf. I just wanted to say Happy Blogoversary and it’s so generous of him.
My favourite post of Bibliofreak is this review Wake up: A life of Buddha by Jack Kerouac. It opened my eyes to the fact that Jack Kerouac practices buddhism. I have been looking high and low for this book. My local library did not stock it, so at some point I might like to buy one. Many thanks to J.T. who open my eyes to Jack Kerouac and this book.
I also remembered the backdrop of Co-exist that appears in one of the post titled “Any interest in this?” which I thought was really cool.
I have since bookmarked the blog, because finding his blog is like a breath of fresh air, because he is probably the only one who had such unique academic background and specialises in creative writing and comparative religion, and minored in Anthropology; all subjects that I can imagine myself studying (or should be studying) ;). My best friend graduated from Western Michigan University, and my real name initial is J.T. too, yeah what a coincidence.
I study a lot of religious text too, when I was a kid I probably read some books on Buddhism. 14 years ago, I finished reading the whole bible and commentary that goes with it and also read a lot of Christian books from my favourite publisher Zondervan for many years. I am trying to read the Quran now, but have yet to venture past the first 3 chapters….
Ok enough waffling, what I really want to say is that I am interested in all things about religion and spirituality, and having a great source of book recommendations from J.T.’s blog and participating in the World Religion Challenge 2010 is one of the great things that came out of my blogging experience. So keep blogging JT.