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This year’s book reviews #2010

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As always I read far more in 2010 than I blogged about, and most of the books I did blog about were treasures. I hope I inspired you to read at least one of them. And you have certainly noticed that I have added them all to the bookstore to make it easier for you to find out more about them.

I’ve had this title in my head for about a week now, the title is natur…

I’m reading Bruce Sterling‘s Islands in the Net – Amazon de…

As followers of mine will know I love xkcd, and he has some gems such as this…

I read Amsterdam: The Brief Life of a City by Geert Mak in English rather tha…

I’ve seen the film more than a dozen times, but I had yet to read Star …

Brian Jacques‘s book Outcast of Redwallfollows Veil the ferret who is r…

The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth, is another of the books I am keeping s…

Brian Jacques‘s book Martin the Warrior is another book from the Redwal…

I found The Moon’s a Balloon, by David Niven, in a box of old books. I …

Mossflower by Brian Jacques is probably my favourite of the Redwall series, t…

Timothy Leary once told us to “Turn on, tune in, drop out“, and a…

For some reason I had the book Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, by Br…

After having seen many films and read many books I expected that Hitler: The …

One of my first real American comics was Thor, I really liked it. Sadly it re…

I like Ontologies, Taxonomies and Folksonomies. I’m currently reading W…

I read Mario Puzo famed book The Godfather after having seen the movie a numb…

As I previously said I bought Anathem at the same time I bought Cryptonomicon…

I borrowed a number of books from an aunt of mine, who reviewed these books f…

I was standing in a secondhand book store with my father, and we wandered rou…

As an early Christmas gift my father gave me vouchers he didn’t want to…

The Snake is the first book I have read by John Godey, it was recommended to …

In the company I work for they are introducing the Agile FrameWork, in the fo…

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Just Finished Reading “Star Wars” #books

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I’ve seen the film more than a dozen times, but I had yet to read Star Wars, by George Lucas (ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster). I was surprised by the book, I didn’t have high expectations, so I had expected the book to be reasonable, and it easily exceeded my expectations. Perhaps it is the benefit of knowing the movie well, but it certainly appealed to me.

Usually I write a short description of the story here, but I have no wish to bore you. It is strange to read “Chewbacca growl”, I guess it’s easier to understand a Wookie’s body language.

A fun read.

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July 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm

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Just Finished Reading “Chant and Be Happy” #books

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On the 30th of April, Queensday in the Netherlands, the movement organized a meeting in the Amsterdam. I was given the book Chant and Be Happy: The Power of Mantra Meditation to read by a friendly Hare Krishna who was walking by. (Although he could have been .)

With interviews with John Lennon and George Harrison it is not just an interesting book, but also a book of historical interest.

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June 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

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