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What have I been reading? 2011 Edition!

Christmas brought me a bounty of reading material; much to my father’s chagrin. My Christmas presents were all fiction as well, as I have been trying to beat down my non-fiction bias lately. Here’s some of the books I’ve got … Continue reading

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A Room Of One’s Own

Author: Virginia Woolf Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 1928 Pages: 112 I bought ‘A Room Of One’s Own’ for three reasons. Firstly, it was $10; who can say no to such prices? Secondly, Virginia Woolf possibly has one of the most … Continue reading

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The Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 1869 Pages: 459 I have finally finished ‘The Origin of Species’, a book that is still so controversial that a movie about Darwin’s life couldn’t even find distribution in the United States. It took me … Continue reading

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Gandhi: An Autobiography

The Story of My Experiments With Truth Author: M.K Gandhi Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 1927-1929 Pages: 454 Gandhi succeeded in uniting India in a national movement and did as much in the first half of the twentieth century as any other … Continue reading

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Speak, Memory

Author: Vladimir Nabokov Publisher: Penguin Date Published: Originally published under the title ‘Conclusive Evidence’ in America and ‘Speak, Memory’ in England in 1951. This Penguin addition with additional ‘Chapter 16’ was published 2000. Pages: 272 An Autobiography Revisited ‘Speak, memory’ said Vladimir … Continue reading

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

Authors: Malcolm X and Alex Haley Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 1965 Pages: 512 Malcolm X’s blazing, legendary autobiography, completed shortly before his assassination in 1965, depicts a remarkable life: a child born into rage and despair, who turned to street-hustling … Continue reading

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Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer

Author: Patrick Suskind Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 1985 Pages: 263 Patrick Suskind’s Perfume follows the life of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, abandoned at birth in the slums of eighteenth-century Paris, but blessed with an outstanding sense of smell. This gift enables Jean-Baptiste … Continue reading

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