Book Review: Little Brother By Cory Doctorow

October 24, 2010

A must read if you are interested in science-fiction, freedom of speech, war on terror, surveillance state, hacking, … It also offers career advice for teens.

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Book Review: I Shall Wear Midnight By Terry Pratchett

October 13, 2010

“I Shall Wear Midnight” is the fourth book in the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett, which, in turn, is part of the larger discworld series. It is a very good story, but it is not a very good traditional discworld story; the tumbling-down-the-rabbit-hole kind of fun has gone and so has some of the sarcasm and wittiness.

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Banned Books Week 2010

October 9, 2010

First time I participated in Banned Books Week. The books I read were: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence, Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol.

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Ervin Laszlo, Flying Under The Skeptic Radar?

September 18, 2010

Who is Ervin Laszlo? Philosopher, author, president of Club of Budapest, member of the Darwin Project, promoter of Intelligent Design and Akashic field, promoter of the theory that 2012 will either bring Armageddon or a new quantum consciousness, and adviser of the UNESCO Director General. No worries?

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Design? No. Evolution? Yes. Controversy? Damn Right!

September 13, 2010

It was my intention to write a short comment on a column “Design? Yes. Evolution? Yes. Contradiction? No. Why the controversy?” in Bliss, a Dutch magazine, but the more I read on the author of the article, Ervin Laszlo, the longer my article became. Then the second part of the column got published and I discovered that Ervin Laszlo’s theory transcends ordinary Creation Theory and Intelligent Design. What a mess. I had to split the article in two; the first part is a comment on the column by Ervin Laszlo and the second part (to be published later this week) is on the man himself.

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My First Readathon

August 17, 2010

I participated in my first readathon last weekend. A readathon is an event during which people read books for a certain period of time. This can be to raise money for charity or just for fun. My first readathon was a read-your-own-books readathon, starting Friday morning and ending Monday morning. I managed to read 5 books between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening, but I cheated a little.

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Book Review: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

August 13, 2010

I was in doubt whether to read this book or not. I don’t like religious fundamentalists, so would I like a book by an atheist fundamentalist any better?

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Book Review: The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross

July 24, 2010

The Fuller Memorandum is the third book in the Laundry or Bob Howard series by Charles Stross. The series combines hard science-fiction, spy thriller, and Lovecraftian horror. The first two books are The Atrocity Archives and The Jennifer Morgue.

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Book Review: The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross

July 18, 2010

The Jennifer Morgue is the second book in the Laundry or Bob Howard series by Charles Stross. This review contains some minor spoilers.

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No More Pictures Of The Month

July 4, 2010

For the past 7 months I have posted a monthly article on this blog with photos taken during the previous month. I have decided to pull the plug on the series.

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