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Tragically my study is physically and metaphorically consuming me at the moment. I'm down with illness and still neck deep in assessment after poorly devised assessment. So my current reading material, which I enjoy mind you, consists of various technical, instructional and theoretic texts on new media design. Currently I'm reading 'Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace' by Janet Murray. All good stuff leading up to the thesis I'm about to write on Textual Analysis of New Media.
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"Yaşar Kemal-3 Anatolian Myths(Emergence of Köroğlu,Karacaoğlan,Alageyik[Red Deer])"
 
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I am reading "Harald Bream-Shaman".

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Originally posted by Spartakus Spartakus wrote:

I am currently reading "Pride and Prejudice", by Jane Austen.


oww. This is one of my favourite books. You should watch its movie, too Wink
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Currently I am reading Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential.  It's really good.
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Originally posted by King John King John wrote:

Currently I am reading Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential.  It's really good.


After walking into Border's bookstore for a selection of classical music cd's last week I tempted fate. Walking away empty handed I entered the History section to see the latest and greatest. Something that caught my eye was a publication from this year: 

Defenders of the Faith : Charles V. Suleyman the Magnificent and the Battle for Europe 1520 - 1536 

,by James Reston

A bird's eye view of early modern European history. The author gets close to the reader with the lives and intrigues of Henry VIII, Francis I, Martin Luther and, of course the dual protagonists - Suleyman The Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Many pages cover the quarrels between Pope and Prince as well as Battles of Pavia, Budapest, Vienna and more. Learn about Diet of Worms. Peasants War. Reformation, Lutherans, Calvinists, Protestants (1529 - protesting against the previous Edict of Worms, at Speyer, where from that moment Catholics would not be tolerated on Lutheran soil). Sack of Rome by Landsnechts. The fate of the Medici Popes, Leo X and Clement VII, and Ottoman fratricide are all brought to the forefront.





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I hate James Reston Junior! He's the shock jock of history!
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You have a point Parnell. Shockingly good. Smile That's why it was such a fun read.
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A little bit of Equaino's 'An Interesting Narrative' at the minute. The back story is about as interesting as the book, which, after a year of classics, is a little flat, but undoubtedly a classic in its own right.
 
 
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I've been reading a lot recently, finished Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities a couple of days ago and started Aloud Huxley's 'Crome Yellow' last night. Huxley is a great writer and his style of writing is so deprecating and livid. He doesn't get bogged down with dull periphery and his intellect is outstanding - such a naturally intelligent writer. I stumbled into Huxley when I picked up and read Point Counter Point for 4 euros a couple of months ago, and I hope to read most his books this summer (Picked up most of his books, such as Brave New World, Eyeless in Gaza etc.)

On the history front I'm casually strolling through Loades' 'Politics and the Nation 1450-1600', a nice distraction from fiction every now and then and a steep descent into Tudor politics :)
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I just finished The Forest and the River by Swedish ethnographer Lars Persson about the life in a Native American village in the Colombian part of the Amazon. The author discusses art and cultural life but also the relations between the natives and the mainstream Colombian society.
 
Now I`m reading Peter F Hamiltons Pandoras Star.
 
Parallell to that I´m also reading Wu Cheng´ens classic  Journey to the West, a well known chinese book from the 16th century. It´s really fun, exciting and interesting.
 
A while ago I also read Daily Life of the Nubians by Robert Steven Bianchi.
 
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I'm reading Dante's "the divine comedy".
Fantastic writing.
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Finished 'The Road' by Cormac Mac Carthy last night. Am I a heathan or am I just the only person in the world who wasn't terrifically moved by the book?
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PrayingPraying Lord save us from Parnell and his evil ways!
 
Truthfully, I haven't read it. In fact, at the minute I'm havibg a hard time finding the moment to read, as I'm wrecked and hungry every evening and just want to let my brain vegetate for a while. I need to concentrate!
 
 
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LOL, its easy to read when unemployed and at home all summer - the parents can only invent so many odd jobs, the rest is slothful indulgence!
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