Monday, 23 June 2014

The pleasure and magic of reading

 Reading makes you free. It can make you sing - or howl.
Richard Feynman: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

Richard Dawkins: The Magic of Reality
Harold Bloom: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life
Deng Ming-Dao: The Lunar Tao
Rebecca Goldstein: 36 Arguments for the existence of god
Ani Choying Drolma: Singing for freedom
Howl: A Graphic Novel - Allen Ginsberg, Eric Drooker 
Eric Orton: The Cool Impossible

John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield: The New Runner
N.E. Renton: Renton’s Metaphors
Australian Wildlife - Bradt Travel Guide
Louise Egerton and Jiri Lochman: Wildlife of Australia
Griffith Review 43: Pacific Highways - Julianne Schultz and Lloyd Jones
Richard Feynman. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Richard Dawkins. The Magic of Reality
Kevin J. Anderson: War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches
Reading takes you to the highways and byways. It takes you running with wildlife in the backways, or takes you in a time machine around the world. Reading, it takes just like a taker.
H.G. Wells: The Time Machine

War of the Worldviews - Leonard Mlodinow and Deepak Chopra
Is God an Illusion?: The Great Debate Between Science and Spirituality - Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow
The Drunkard's Walk - Leonard Mlodinow
The healing power of meditation
Greil Marcus: Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads
Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus: Writings 1968-2010 
The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas: Under Milk Wood
Mark Twain: The Prince and the pauper
Ian MacEwan: Sweet Tooth
John LeCarre: A Perfect Spy
Reading lets you in the world of princes and paupers, spies, cops, and the dead;
fantasy, corruption, morality, mortality and reality.
Le Carre: Call for the dead
John Banville: Doctor Copernicus
Joyce Carol Oates: A Widow’s Story
Ian Rankin: The Black Book, The Impossible Dead,
The Complaints, Strip Jack & Tooth and Nail