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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 mai 2012, 4h46m
    My two most recent books finished were Jingo by Terry Pratchett and The Runelords: The Sum of All Men by David Farland.

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    • 26 mai 2012, 10h15m
    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 mai 2012, 18h43m

    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.

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    • 27 mai 2012, 23h39m
    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
  • Ritual

    - David Pinner

    Inspiration for The Wicker Man


    "Or shall I perhaps know, That I was happy oft and oft before, Or must I be content with discontent..." - Edward Thomas, The Glory

  • Bukowski - South of No North


    I tend to overuse exclamation points, unintentionally!
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    • 2 juin 2012, 2h21m
    The Catcher in the Rye. The best book I ever read in high school. Reread.

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    • 2 juin 2012, 16h49m
    The Serpent Power by Arthur Avalon

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    • 2 juin 2012, 19h33m
    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
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    • 3 juin 2012, 9h05m
    The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

  • How to e-publiish your own book.

    "I never picked cotton"
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    • 3 juin 2012, 12h31m
    Robert Lewis Stevenson's Treasure Island. A true classic.

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    • 4 juin 2012, 10h36m
    Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
    ...again

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    • 4 juin 2012, 16h00m
    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

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    • 4 juin 2012, 19h26m
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, maybe I'll get it done by the end of the month.

    ...maybe.

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    • 4 juin 2012, 22h46m

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

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    • 5 juin 2012, 18h04m
    M-M-I said:

    That looks interesting :D

  • Selfsurprise said:
    M-M-I said:

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

    "Or shall I perhaps know, That I was happy oft and oft before, Or must I be content with discontent..." - Edward Thomas, The Glory
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