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12 Feb 2016, 9:55 am

Tehanu--the fourth book in the Earthsea Cycle


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12 Feb 2016, 1:58 pm

Something Unexpected by Tressie Lockwood.


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13 Feb 2016, 5:20 pm

I never just read one book at a time, here's my current reads:

Torchwood: Slow Decay
Star Trek: Into Darkness
On the Edge My Story - Richard Hammond
The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
The curious book of olde English laws
Doctor Who: The Stone Rose



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21 Feb 2016, 8:43 am

^I also seldom read only one book at a time. :) Probably the only way I can read al the ones I buy/get/win in a reasonable amount of time.

But what I have read out this week :

Nederland en de Nieuwe Wereld - H. Wim Van den Doel

It contained a lot of things I already knew (like for example the limited interest the Dutch government had for the overseas colonies, except for the East-Indies), alto with some new details. Most important new thing I learned was the historical reason Venezuela has an interest in Curacao.

De Verenigde Staten in de twintigste eeuw - Maarten Van Rossem

I do no remember reading a history book where the authors own political viewpoints where made that clearly.

On the currently reading list :

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
De saga van Grettur de Sterke - translated (into Dutch) by Tonny Buijs
De antichrist - Friederich Nietzsche



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21 Feb 2016, 1:06 pm

Reading the Princess Bride.


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21 Feb 2016, 10:53 pm

Am currently reading The Age of Reason by Satre which I find reassuring, and The Oak King the Holly King and the Unicorn which is about symbolism in the Unicorn Tapestries.



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25 Feb 2016, 10:58 am

Being Peace, by Thich Nhat Hanh



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25 Feb 2016, 11:14 am

I'm reading The Dark Lord of Derkholm [by Diana Wynne Jones] and The Merlin Conspiracy [also by Diana Wynne Jones].


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25 Feb 2016, 1:22 pm

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. Having been in psychiatric hospitals before, I can definitely relate to it.


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Just finished the Classics of Indian Spirituality, translated by Eknath Easwaran and with commentary by Michael N. Nagler. The series is made up of 3 texts central to Hindu/Buddhist thought (as shown above): The Upanishads, the Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita.

I can *highly* recommend these for those interested in learning more about Indian religion and spirituality, and Michael N. Nagler provides an excellent commentary on the texts from a Western perspective.


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27 Feb 2016, 8:49 am

Reading Beckett's En Attendant Godot (re-reading it) and Filth by Irvine Welsh.



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27 Feb 2016, 7:14 pm

Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980's
by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein


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28 Feb 2016, 12:04 am

Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason!



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