David Victor Petersen

David Victor Petersen’s Followers (40)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
Honest ...
4,779 books | 1,380 friends

Rai
Rai
1,486 books | 2,208 friends

Letitia
2,431 books | 1,355 friends

Kristin
203 books | 2,271 friends

Katelyn
2,463 books | 3,014 friends

Brian R...
240 books | 4,981 friends

Primadonna
4,543 books | 1,826 friends

Alex
387 books | 349 friends

More friends…

David Victor Petersen

Goodreads Author


Born
Canada
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
Tolstoy and Ed Wood, not necessarily in that order

Member Since
June 2010


Thanks for your Interest!

I am a visual artist and translator, with a B.Sc. in Psychology, a Ph.D. in Theater Studies, an ESL teaching certificate, and the highest level on the national Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Although originally from Canada, I have spent most of my life travelling and living abroad.

It is a pleasure to contribute what I can through my writings.

Enjoy!

Popular Answered Questions

David Victor Petersen I write one sentence. Anyone can write one sentence. Then if I'm still in the mood, I write another one. Usually, I can get through a paragraph, even …moreI write one sentence. Anyone can write one sentence. Then if I'm still in the mood, I write another one. Usually, I can get through a paragraph, even if I am completely blocked. Then I have ice cream or go for a walk or watch a movie, and later repeat the process.(less)
David Victor Petersen The satisfaction of finishing a project, and the excitement of starting a new one.
Average rating: 4.02 · 62 ratings · 3 reviews · 13 distinct works
Reading News Articles in En...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Read and Write Japanese Sta...

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
An Invitation to Kagura: Hi...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lao Tsu's Tao Te Ching with...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Survivors: The A-bombed Tre...

by
4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Well-Tempered Body: Exp...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Eye's Mind: A Stroll Th...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Full Mindedness: A Further ...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Manners of Mind: A Fresh St...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Prayers in Stone: Nagasaki'...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by David Victor Petersen…
Introduction to L...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

David’s Recent Updates

David Victor Petersen wrote a new blog post

Exoplanetary Archaeology Series

Hi All!

I'm releasing the first volume of my Exoplanetary Archaeology series

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09K4H1VGG

in installments on Wattpad.

https://www. Read more of this blog post »
David Petersen rated a book it was ok
Image of Intangibility by David Victor Petersen
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of David's books…
Quotes by David Victor Petersen  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“Physicality is the basis of performance.”
David Petersen, The Well-Tempered Body: Expressive Movement for Actors, Improvisers, and Performance Artists

“There is no such thing as a leap into literacy.”
David Petersen, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Hiragana with an Introduction to Grammar and Kanji

“The 'will to peace' is the best answer that we can imagine to the 'will to war', which unfortunately seems as strong in this century as it was in the middle of the last.”
David Petersen, Survivors: The A-bombed Trees of Hiroshima

“Consistency is the hallmark of the unimaginative.”
Oscar Wilde

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it”
Nouwen Henri J. M.

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
Thornton Wilder

“It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice”
thomas jefferson

“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast”
Lewis Carroll

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 182992 members — last activity 1 minute ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
26585 Nurture Your BOOKS™ Group — 527 members — last activity Aug 04, 2020 02:02AM
Nurture Your BOOKS™ is a global company that provides Book PR, Promotion, Publicity, and Marketing Services for authors (primarily indie) and publishi ...more
29753 For The L♥ve of Reading — 877 members — last activity Feb 23, 2022 12:24PM
I started this group as a project for my college Literature Class, however, the project has come to an end. Yet, the group remains!! Many wanted the p ...more
25x33 Book Club — 1387 members — last activity Nov 14, 2020 11:18PM
Book club
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 46290 members — last activity 2 hours, 13 min ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
41211 The Reading Crew — 51 members — last activity Aug 30, 2016 07:44AM
This is a book group, not just any book group, the best book group thats out there. Join if you are a book lover, book hater, book burner, book zombie ...more
12350 The Importance of Reading Ernest — 343 members — last activity Dec 31, 2019 05:47AM
A book club for those who want to read and talk about Hemingway's work. We'll read a new novel or short story collection every month and talk about it ...more
10880 The Smoking Poet Fans — 222 members — last activity Mar 01, 2019 05:53AM
"Words that turn the page to flame." It's all about an ambiance. The smoky, dim light when you enter, the jazz quartet playing smooth and easy in th ...more
665976 Seasons of Reading Readathons — 266 members — last activity Jan 18, 2023 12:05AM
A group dedicated to readathons hosted at the Seasons of Reading blog (http://seasonsreading.blogspot.com) to facilitate interaction during readathons ...more
7687 Bloggers Unite™ — 1921 members — last activity Jan 15, 2023 08:11AM
For those who blog, love books and love to read them both! Let’s open up the world of blogging and have lots of fun doing it; please join our Group. E ...more
More of David’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-19)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 19: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, David. You seem like an interesting person, as well as quite the prolific author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

http://www.edrambeau.com


message 18: by Izzy:)

Izzy:) thx 4 the friend request:)


message 17: by Sandra

Sandra Hi David,
Thanks for the friendship!


♥Eliza Marie♥ Goco thank you david!:))


message 15: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Thanks much for including me David.


message 14: by Bee-Man

Bee-Man Thanx for the invitation to be your GoodFriends... Im waitin for your book here... Greeting from Bandung-Indonesia David !


message 13: by Martina

Martina Thanks for adding me, David :) u got some very nice pictures in ur blog..


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 11: by byhera

byhera hi david,
thanks for the request :)

interesting info in Japan from you
Cj_


Bernadette Thanks for the invite, David! It seems we have a lot of similar interests!


ijul (yuliyono) thanks for the add, David


CaliGirlRae Thanks for the GR friendship invite, David! Hope you have an awesome week. :-D


Harlequin Books Hello David, it is a pleasure to be your friend.


message 6: by Joy

Joy Thanks for the invite David! Happy reading!


message 5: by Beth

Beth Hi David,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!


SassyMama Good Morning, David...WELCOME to goodreads...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...best of luck with your writing...have a blessed weekend...and as always Happy Reading & Writing :-)


message 3: by Tara

Tara You look fascinating. Thanks for the request!


Pheonix Thanks for friend request! Have a great day!


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson


back to top