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Reading List 11

Only 35 books read this semester, mainly due to two whoppers. Shakespeare King John — William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet — William Shakespeare SF/F The Gold Coast — Kim Stanley Robinson The State of the Art — Iain M. Banks … Continue reading

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Gutenberging: History of Lapland

Inspired by this blog post from Jesus College, Oxford, a couple of years ago I started a project on Distributed Proofreaders for A History of Lapland, by John Scheffer, published in 1674. Now it’s finally made its way to Project … Continue reading

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Reading List 10

35 books completed again this term, making a neat 70 for the year. George Eliot Adam Bede — George Eliot The Mill on the Floss — George Eliot Silas Marner — George Eliot Romola — George Eliot Felix Holt, the … Continue reading

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Edward Thomas

I’ve recently prepared two books by Edward Thomas for Project Gutenberg: The Icknield Way, and The Heart of England. I was all set to love The Icknield Way, on Robert Macfarlane’s breathless recommendation. The reality was pages and pages of … Continue reading

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Reading List 8

A relatively gentle 44 books for the second half of the year brings my yearly total to a neat 104, or two per week. Algerian Memory in the Flesh — Ahlam Mosteghanemi What the Day Owes the Night — Yasmina … Continue reading

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Oran 11/30: Father Paneloux’s cathedral

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Oran 4/30: Camus’s flat*

*Unless it’s next door — the internet is unsure — but they’re much the same.

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Reading List 7

A total of 60 for the first six months of the year (helped by having very little gainful employment for most of the time). Literature Oranges are not the Only Fruit — Jeanette Winterson The Passion — Jeanette Winterson To … Continue reading

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Gutenberging 2017

This year I finally managed to complete and post two long-term projects. The first was Pictographs of the North American Indians — A preliminary paper by the American Bureau of Ethnology, which started on Distributed Proofreaders back in 2004. It’s … Continue reading

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Reading List 6

40 books read in the second half of 2016. The emphasis has been on “straight” literature, mainly because I’ve been working through some of the mountain of paper books which I bought in my youth and never got round to … Continue reading

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