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More important than what you’re eating is how you’re eating it—especially how often and how much.

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Vietnam by Max Hastings
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Multiculturalism by Ali Rattansi
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Multiculturalism by Ali Rattansi
"5 stars for most of the opinions, and for having interesting stuff to say about the situation in other European countries not just Britain. (We're far from perfect but doing better than them in most ways - and in some instances better than the US)..." Read more of this review »
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At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson
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At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson
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The very short and dirty review for this collection could be -- when it is good it is very, very good. But when it is bad it is horrid.

I did not love all these stories equally. In fact, several verged on epic fail for me. Which is not hard to do...." Read more of this review »
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The Man Who Bridged the Mist by Kij Johnson
"“The soul often hangs in a balance of some sort. Tonight do I lie down in the high fields with Dirk Tanner or not? At the fair, do I buy ribbons or wine? For the new ferry’s headboard, do I use camphor or pearwood? Small things. A kiss, a ribbon,..." Read more of this review »
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The Man Who Bridged the Mist by Kij Johnson
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Feel Free by Zadie Smith
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Feel Free by Zadie Smith
" Ha, I'm also taken aback by people piling on to multiculturalism. I wonder if it's about definitions. i.e. i feel like multiculturalism critics are ca ...more "
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke by Arthur C. Clarke
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Vladimir Nabokov
“If told I am a bad poet, I smile; but if told I am a poor scholar, I reach for my heaviest dictionary.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Strong Opinions

Robertson Davies
“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”
Robertson Davies

Jim Gaffigan
“He’s not going to sell any of those caps. He should just let the monkeys keep them. They are the only ones that want them anyway.”
Jim Gaffigan, Dad Is Fat

Angus Deaton
“But on average over all the countries, rich or poor, a fourfold difference in incomes comes with a one-point increase in the evaluation of life.”
Angus Deaton, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

Kenneth  Clark
“At this point I reveal myself in my true colours, as a stick-in-the-mud. I hold a number of beliefs that have been repudiated by the liveliest intellects of our time. I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think that knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure that human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. I believe that in spite of the recent triumphs of science, men haven't changed much in the last two thousand years; and in consequence we must still try to learn from history. History is ourselves. I also hold one or two beliefs that are more difficult to put shortly. For example, I believe in courtesy, the ritual by which we avoid hurting other people's feelings by satisfying our own egos. And I think we should remember that we are part of a great whole. All living things are our brothers and sisters. Above all, I believe in the God-given genius of certain individuals, and I value a society that makes their existence possible.”
Kenneth Clark, Civilisation

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