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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Too Brave to Dream: Encounters with Modern Art
R.S. Thomas
Progress: 28/96 pages
Peter Pan and Other Plays: The Admirable Crichton; Peter Pan; When Wendy Grew Up; What Every Woman Knows; Mary Rose (Oxford World's Classics)
J.M. Barrie, Peter Hollindale
Progress: 238/384 pages
The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
Progress: 61/259 pages
Canaletto: Bernardo Bellotto Paints Europe
Andreas Schmacher
Progress: 16/360 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome
Nessa Carey
Progress: 97/352 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 924/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe

Reading progress update: I've read 128 out of 320 pages.

Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights - Melanie Windridge

Scientific explanations vary from garbled messes to quite clear, seemingly depending on where the author got her info: solar physics (unknown source) hopeless; aurorae (Eric Donovan) good; magnetosphere/substorms (Steve Milan) good. Steve Milan is a very helpful bloke, btw; he gave a very  useful critique of my application for my current job (as did his equally helpful wife, Gabrielle Provan).