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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

The Medusa Chronicles
Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter
Progress: 20/336 pages
Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth
John Garth
Progress: 190/398 pages
Hainish Novels & Stories, Vol. 2
Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 133/789 pages
The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
Progress: 75/259 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Bruegel: Defining a Destiny
Amy Orrock, Jennifer Scott
Progress: 79/128 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
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 23 out of 66 pages.

Charlottenburg Palace: Royal Prussia In Berlin - Rudolf G. Scharmann

The King's Bed was never used, with the possible exception of Frederic I's wedding night. The King's Bathroom, on the other hand, probably was used routinely...


Moving out of the Charlottenburg district, here's some pics of Flagon and Speedy visiting the Berlin Wall at Pottsdamerplatz:




Flagon: Roar! This Wall isn't very good. I could easily fly over it!

Speedy: Snuffle! And I could scurry through these gaps!

Arbie: Well, it was built to stop humans, not Dragons or hedgehogs - and it didn't have big gaps back in the Cold War - these are just pieces that have been kept after the Wall was knocked down, so people don't forget.

Flagon: Roar! I see.

Speedy: Snuffle. Good idea to remind people!

Arbie: Those big photos over there show what this place was like when the Wall still stood.

Flagon: *Eyes bug out* Roar!

Speedy: *Eyes bug out* Snuffle!

Arbie: *Eyes bug out* Scary!