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Arthur Schopenhauer on Books and Reading

Endlich is die Freude

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Quotes to Ponder #18

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. James Baldwin

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Project Gutenberg Sub100 Intro Post

Firstly, let me say a few things about the inspiration behind this post and why I hope it will turn into a regular series. I love Project Gutenberg. There are always a lot of talented people, in every job, occupation, calling that either fall through the cracks of time or get compressed. What I mean […]

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Julian by Gore Vidal, historical fiction done right

Julian is a story about a man, and just that is the greatest triumph of Vidals work. Be it a film or book about a significant historical figure, the figure is usually treated like a Ubermensch or Saint, ignoring the most interesting part, the contradictions and complexities of their person. Bad authors can’t help but […]

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Quotes to ponder #9

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

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Home and the World by Rabinandrath Tagore – Exiting the,, Cave,, 

Tagore is a role that model for me in a lot of ways, as well as one of the most beautiful craftsmen of the written word. Aside from from my desire to one day write and love every day sentence with such a loyal madness that he does, I would also like to create a […]

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Best books read in 2017 

1. Julian by Gore Vidal 2. Flowers of evil by Shuuzou Oshimi 3. Dance dance dance by Haruki Murakami 4. Fullmetal alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa 5. Vindland saga by Makoto Yukimura 6. How Jesus became God by Bart Ehemann 7. Free will by Sam Harris 8. Romola by George Eliot 9. Home and world by […]