Friday 2 May 2008, 5:56 pm
I came home to find a message from Tim on facebook. He asked if I’d heard about Penguin’s Blog a Penguin Classic program. I hadn’t. I have now, though, and I’m pretty excited about it.
You go to the site and fill in your details. They choose a book randomly and send [...]
Tuesday 29 April 2008, 8:43 pm
So, after posting the last book meme, Mike went and published another book meme. Here’s how it goes:
Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
Open the book to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the next three sentences.
In my case, the closest book was Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Sean B. Carroll. [...]
Saturday 26 April 2008, 12:59 pm
I haven’t posted in a while. To remedy this, I’ve decided to use some memetically generated content, rather than bothering to actually write something original. I noticed this particular meme on some of the science blogs I read. It’s a bit stale now, but it’s my kind of fun.
Below are “106 books of pretension,” [...]
Saturday 5 January 2008, 3:39 pm
I’m a little late with my “best of” 2007 lists. It think technically you’re supposed to write these before the end of the year. Oh well, I’ve never really been one for following convention anyway. This is a list of the books that I read during 2007 that I enjoyed most. [...]
Saturday 7 July 2007, 10:44 pm
I have a bad habit. Occasionally, I’ll start a book and set it to the side with the intention of finishing the first book after I’m done reading the second. This is what usually happens. Sometimes, though, another book comes along, then another and so on. In the last two or [...]