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  • 1 Corinthians. I'll be reading some textbooks and other books too this summer. I'd like to get Plato's Republic.

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    • 26 maj 2012, 04:46
    My two most recent books finished were Jingo by Terry Pratchett and The Runelords: The Sum of All Men by David Farland.

  • Reading A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin and Lord of the Flies - William Golding at the moment.

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  • "Greek History. Development from the Mycenaean to the Roman age" by Domenico Musti and "Sub Terra" by Eduardo Vitolo,a book about underground extreme music in Italy.

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    • 27 maj 2012, 18:43

    Brilliant. Absolutely scathing and often hilarious, Nina eloquently demonstrates that the western world has a lot of ground to cover before we can honestly claim to have brought both genders on equal terms. Althought its a relatively short book that I read on the way home from Nottingham, it nethertheless managed to cram in ideas and information that genuinely surprised and informed me.
    In one chapter Nina suggests that the western hysteria surrounding Muslim women wearing burkhas probably has less to do with fears surrounding their personal freedom and more to do with the relentless capitalist pressure put on women in Europe and America to 'reveal' their bodies and abuse them as assets. In another chapter she forgoes the oft obligatory and one-sided attack on the 'derogatory' aspects of modern pornography in favour of criticizing its overt taxonomic and multiplicity boring nature. Absolutely an 10/10 read for anyone interested in feminism and critical thinking.


    Keen students of H.G. Wells will have noticed the subtitle, which is a short story by the afforementioned author about a comet that passes over Earth and releases a mysterious 'green mist' that sends the human population into a deep sleep. Upon wakening the human race has lost all its irrationalities and negative personality traits, altering peoples minds so they favour rationalism and higher mindness.
    This book is a survey of the 39 artists/art groups that featured in last years touring British Art Show, which annoyingly I missed in Nottingham. A genuinely eclecti range of artworks and methodolgies are on show herein, and the curatorial texts on each artist make for beautiful and informative reading. For fans of modern art, reference checklisting and organizing things alphabetically (like me ;3)

  • A lot

    Even though both books are obviously not intended for my age group, 50 Shades of Grey by E.L James and Will Grayson by John Green. Both books have been great so far.

  • Dictionary of the Khazars - by Milorad Pavić




    THE GEOGRAPHER'S LIBRARY - by Jon Fasman


    Mou modorenakute, torimodosenakute, ushinata mono ga awari ni o osugite ,...


  • “Get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of Man.”
    Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
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    • 29 maj 2012, 00:30
    Ritual

    - David Pinner

    Inspiration for The Wicker Man



  • Bukowski - South of No North


    I tend to overuse exclamation points, unintentionally!
  • The Catcher in the Rye. The best book I ever read in high school. Reread.

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    • 2 jun 2012, 16:49
    The Serpent Power by Arthur Avalon

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    • 2 jun 2012, 19:33
    Reading At Swim Two Birds, by Flann O'Brien - very funny and smart. Also just started In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson. Just finished David Grann's The Lost City of Z - excellent.

    No one in the world ever gets what they want
    And that is beautiful
    Everybody dies frustrated and sad
    And that is beautiful

  • Please let there be light In a darkened room
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

  • How to e-publiish your own book.

    "I never picked cotton"
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    • 3 jun 2012, 12:31
    Robert Lewis Stevenson's Treasure Island. A true classic.

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    • 4 jun 2012, 10:36
    Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
    ...again

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    • 4 jun 2012, 16:00
    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

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    • 4 jun 2012, 19:26
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, maybe I'll get it done by the end of the month.

    ...maybe.


  • Nonfiction isn't usually my thing but this is very good! I would definitely recommend it.

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    • 5 jun 2012, 18:04
    M-M-I said:

    That looks interesting :D

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    • 5 jun 2012, 19:51
    Selfsurprise said:
    M-M-I said:

    That looks interesting :D
    Plague books are always intimate and gory.

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