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Yearly Reading Diary 2016

January 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on Yearly Reading Diary 2016 · Admin, Reading Related

Every year I publish an Annual Reading Diary.  It’s a utility and a discipline. It creates a place that I can return to years later to track down the half-remembered books I’ve read when the need arises, as well as encouraging me to stay on track with my aim to read a book a week. It’s […]

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Annual Reading Diary 2015

January 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Admin, Reading Related

Every year I publish an Annual Reading Diary to create a place where I can put my hands on things I half remember reading in the past and to encourage me to stay on track with my aim to read one book a week. 2015 was a bit of a down year reading wise – the process […]

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Annual Reading Diary 2013

January 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Admin, Reading Related

For a number of years now I’ve been publishing an Annual Reading Diary as a discipline to my resolution to read at least one book a week every year. Disappointingly, this has been the first year since I made my resolution that I didn’t hit my target. In my defence, reading is a domestic activity and a […]

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Annual Reading Diary 2012

December 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Annual Reading Diary 2012 · Admin, Reading Related

For a number of years now I’ve been publishing an Annual Reading Diary in conjunction with my resolution to read at least one book a week every week of the year. So without further ado, here’s the list for 2012: “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, Maya Angelou. Autobiography African-American poet and writer. Tackles strong themes […]

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My Year in Reading 2011 – Part 2

December 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on My Year in Reading 2011 – Part 2 · Admin, Campaigning, Politics, Reading Related, UK Labour, United Kingdom

Following on from Monday’s post, here’s the second half of my reading for 2011: “Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa”, Jason Stearns – A history of the Congo Wars; a twenty year conflict that involved a dozen countries and cost six million lives that […]

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Writing and Memory – “Cultural Amnesia” – Clive James

September 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Writing and Memory – “Cultural Amnesia” – Clive James · Admin, Culture, Reading Related, Writing

I would never have taken a note in the first place except out of the fear that what I was reading would soon slip away: a fear all too well founded. The Russian symbolist writer Andrei Bely once said that what we keep in our heads is the sum of a writer: a “composite quotation.” […]

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New Arrival on the Bookshelf: Amazon Kindle

October 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Admin, ICT, Under-Rated

Another post, another excuse for sparsity of posting. Life remains professionally intense (though interesting) and Blogging the Bookshelf has had to take a backseat this month while I’ve focused on the day job. Thankfully while my blogging has suffered, my reading time has held up well (the one saving grace of interstate commuting) and I’ve […]

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50 Down…

July 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Admin, China, Reading Related

Well today marks Blogging The Bookshelf’s 50th post – I’m about 10% through and thoroughly enjoying it. While I’m still getting a disproportionate amount of traffic to my post on Confessions of a Mask (thanks to the unintended consequences of including the words ‘Gay’ ‘Japanese’ and ‘boy’ in the post), Blogging the Bookshelf is now […]

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The Searchers, 93 Smith St, Fitzroy

June 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Admin

A break in programming here to syndicate a Blogging the Bookshelf related post at my fiancee’s excellent but dichotomous blog of Melbourne’s eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment options: MEL: HOT or NOT: HOT: The Searchers, 93 Smith St, Fitzroy In a bid to save money, RM has been valianting attempting to curb his book-buying habit. […]

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Welcome!

May 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Welcome! · Admin

Welcome to Blogging the Bookshelf! The premise of this site is fairly self-explanatory; I’m going to blog my way through my entire bookshelf. Why? Well at the most prosaic level, I’ve recently returned to Australia from a period in the UK. Given that this was always going to be a temporary move, my books have […]

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