Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar – Brad Tolinski, Alan di Perna

My Bigger Half is a musician, a guitarist, so when I saw this book in Judd Books during my bookshop-crawl, I thought it may be a good idea to learn a bit more about the instrument. Especially that with me being completely a-musical our conversations about music tend to be a bit one-sided. It was …

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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold – Stephen Fry

I always loved Greek mythology, having read it when I run out of fairy tales and just before reaching for J.R.R. Tolkien. My first version was a pretty conservative, run-of-the-mill thing, but already then I was fascinated by the imperfect gods that succumbed to rage and passion so easily. Later I discovered a richer and a …

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The Summer Book – Tove Jansson – Quotes

Gathering is peculiar, because you see nothing but what you’re looking for. If you’re picking raspberries, you see only what’s red, and if you’re looking for bones you see only the white. If only she were a little bigger, Grandmother thought. Preferably a good deal bigger, so I could tell her that I understand how …

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Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

My end-of-year reading was quite heavy on non-fiction. This is yet another example. The title of the book is a pretty good indication of what it is about. IT explores the connection between rest and work, rejecting the dichotomy and advocating instead a deep dependency between the two. The book's thesis is that deliberate rest …

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