Brian's Blog

…one man's contribution to the Weeeeerly Wild World


Book preference: #second-hand #non-fiction #hardbacks

I always have a book (or two… or three) on the go (okay, I try to limit myself to one at a time unless they are considerably different). The challenge for me is to find the time (and sometimes motivation) to write about what intrigues me whilst reading them.

Currently reading…

The Bin Ladens by Steve Coll

The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

The Dialogue In Hell Between Machiavelli And Montesquieu


book_childrens_encyclopediaThe Children’s Encyclopedia by Arthur Mee

Since I’ve owned a 10 volume set of these old encyclopdias since my childhood, but never read them, I thought I would read one volume a year – I’m on target and working my way through Volume , reading 1/12th of a volume each month.

Here’s a recent blog post of interest:

Edgar Allan Poe – Selected Writings

A Ride in the Neon Sun by Josie Dew

Tales from Shakespeare by Mary and Charles Lamb


Recently read…

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Nature’s Ways by Ruth Binney

The Desiderata of Happiness by Max Ehrmann

The Wind in my Wheels by Josie Dew



One comment on “Books

  1. Blisswriter
    11 August, 2012

    High 5! My preference for reading has switched to non fiction too 😀 Enjoyed reading your blog entry about Ramadan, though its an annual norm i observe in my muslim friends.
    If you are interested in reading blogs, try mine 🙂

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