Friday, April 12, 2013

The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.

Ladybird, ladybird fly away home... Coningham Beach, Southern Tasmania. February 2013.

Icons of Design: The 20th Century, Albus Volker: A selection of furniture, accessories, household appliances, vehicles and toys that achieved iconic status over the course of the twentieth century. A great use of text and image, well worth a gander. B.

The Wars, Timothy Findley: Fantastic Canadian novel that explores male sensitivity in a World War One setting. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Equal parts beautiful and harrowing. A-.

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens: Hitchens calmly and succinctly dismantles the notion of 'God' across multiple religons a mixture of personal stories, documented historical anecdotes and critical analysis of religious texts. Fantastic. A-.

The Year of the Hare, Arto Paasilinna: A Finnish journalist rescues a wild hare that has been hit by a car, and then walks away from his old life. A paean to just doing what you feel like, I really loved this book. That said, I wish that someone had lopped off those final two pages. A.

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