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Getting the Picture
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Getting the Picture by Sarah Salway
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God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
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1864 by Tom Buk-Swienty
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The Book of the People by A. N. Wilson
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I have to be completely honest, I am not well-read enough or culturally informed to pick up many of the references that Wilson makes. That being said Wilson's relatively short book, is an interesting and informative text that introduces the Bible as ...more
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Selfish Whining Monkeys by Rod Liddle
Selfish Whining Monkeys
by Rod Liddle
read in May, 2015
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I enjoy Rod Liddle as a columnist, never missing his contributions to the Sunday Times or the Spectator. I have always viewed him as a bit of a shock-jock journalist. Some insight, but far more venom and the ability to make me laugh. I was rather sur ...more
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The Quick and the Dead by William Arthur Waterton
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Fine, focussed description of post-war test piloting with Gloster. Not only are the characteristics of the Meteor and Javelin well described, but the politics of the multi-company aircraft manufacturing industry are dealt with in some detail. Sixty y ...more
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Chance Witness by Matthew Parris
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Matthew Parris is my favourite columnist. Original, thoughtful and gentle he is an antidote to those who get paid for being contraversial. A great columnist does not, I now know, make a great autobigrahper. The political parts both his time as MP and ...more
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Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Stardust
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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I am not sure how this book ended up on my Kindle. My guess is that it was free. It really isn't my kind to thing at all. Unicorns, witches and talking stars are generally beyond the pale. The first couple of chapters are a bit tiresome and I almost ...more
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Great Maps by Jerry Brotton
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William Makepeace Thackeray
“Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural.”
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

Philip Larkin
“I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day.”
Philip Larkin

Joseph Heller
“He knew everything there was to know about literature, except how to enjoy it”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Joseph Heller
“Morale was deteriorating and it was all Yossarian's fault. The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number-
Shake your chains to earth like
dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you
Ye are many-they are few.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Masque of Anarchy: Written on Occasion of the Massacre at Manchester

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2013 Reading Challenge
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Gareth Evans has completed his goal of reading 52 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
 
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2012 Reading Challenge
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Gareth Evans has completed his goal of reading 70 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
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2011 Reading Challenge
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Gareth Evans has completed his goal of reading 52 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
 
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