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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Ack-Ack Macaque
Gareth L. Powell
Progress: 249/792 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Isaac Newton
James Gleick
Progress: 32/289 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 468/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 242/1102 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
I Am a Cat
Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume
Progress: 410/638 pages
Robert Burns Eman Poet Lib #16 - Robert Burns, Donald A. Low I struggled to get much out of this and I don't think it's really Burns' fault. To get any real appreciation one must both hear it in a Scots accent and understand the Scots dialect it is written in. I can mentally supply the former but I don't know the latter. Of course there are copious glosses to explain it all but reading them as you go disrupts the flow consierably. I'm used to dealing with this sort of thing when reading Middle English, when generally I end up reading the passage at least twice, but Middle English is easier than this Scots! Then most of these pieces turn out to be lightweight comic verses, satires and the like; not much return for the effort involved.