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Wuthering Heights and the folly of vengeance

I choose to start with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, partially because it was a text that I choose to do when retaking my GCE A Levels, so I’ve analysed and digested it a bit more than most books. (It was … Continue reading

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The Love Of Reading

My most memorable reading happened on my bed in my parent’s room- I had a little table lamp of sorts that I’d put on the floor- it was the sort that could be moved around. I’d lie in bed with … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers is essentially a description of the ecology behind success. Gladwell points out, rightly, that it’s impossible to explain or understand the height of an exceptionally tall tree without also studying the forest which it grows in. “What … Continue reading

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Self-Directed Learning (aka intensive reading)

I’ve been procrastinating about this for far, far too long. Now that I’ve hit the midway point of the 90 Week Project, I think it’s time to step it up a notch and get down to doing what I’ve been … Continue reading

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On Self-Help books.

I have a lot of self-help books. It used to be a bit of an obsession. I’m pretty sure I have at least 10-20 of them lying around in my mountain of books at home. Pretty much all of them … Continue reading

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Thoughts- books, knowledge, assimilation, repetition, philosophy

Okay, thoughts in my head, just got home after work and a haircut, might as well blurt it out before distracting myself with anything else! I think it’s very important to re-read books. I think it’s very difficult if not … Continue reading

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Books: The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins

Synopsis The book contains ten chapters. The first few build a case that there is almost certainly no God, while the rest discuss religion and morality. In dedicating the book to his late friend Douglas Adams, Dawkins quotes Adams’ Last … Continue reading

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