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fun with botero

Having discussed my interest in images in a book by Botero, I went ahead and ordered a copy online. It arrived last week. It’s a facsimile that is printed on demand. It’s a chunky tome, hardcover and well bound…well worth … Continue reading

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shelf by shelf 17 – tales of war

Growing up I loved war stories and escapism generally…unsurprising given all the Biggles’ books I have. One of my favourite movies growing up was “The Great Escape” which was based on a book by Paul Brickhill. I have it, as … Continue reading

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end of june

Here we are, the end of June and thankfully not quite the end of days. I just did a quick tally of my performance over the years for #blogjune: 2010 – 34 posts 2011 – 24 posts 2012 – 23 … Continue reading

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shelf by shelf 16 – philosophy

So much read, so much forgotten. In addition to “History & Philosophy of Science” (HPS) and “Computer Science”, I also majored in Philosophy. Clearly, I was very much the professional student. While I enjoyed arguing and discussing ideas and working … Continue reading

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shelf by shelf 15 – a little mad

Here we delve a little deeper into my bookish obsessions. A little bit of odd, some book history, and of course honourable mentions to library history and the OED. It’s not sufficient to want a copy of the printed OED … Continue reading

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shelf by shelf 14 – paradigm shift

And with that, we return to History…and a return to Kuhn and his paradigms of revolution. Kuhn was pivotal in changing how the history of science was viewed and introduced the idea of paradigm shifts for explaining movements in scientific … Continue reading

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shelf by shelf 13 – cookin’ the books

I’m not much of a cook to be honest, not that that would surprise anyone. Cooking for one a few nights a week worked fine, cooking for two one or two nights week also works ok. I have cooked for … Continue reading

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book buying

Despite having too many devices and spaces and appetite for things in e I continue to buy things in p. I can happily buy books in e, though it tends to be fiction and without pictures. For novels at least. … Continue reading

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looking for botero

I am occasionally, maybe often…ok lots…on the lookout for interesting books. I noticed that this morning’s email from Abebooks featured an old favourite. Last year, or maybe the year before, the State Library hosted an exhibition that included some really … Continue reading

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pads

This morning I sat in on an introductory ebook session at work. The session was comprehensive and covered tablets/ereaders/desktops not to mention OS divides eg apple vs android. I had to help someone with an ipad and realised very quickly … Continue reading

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