01 January 2017

My November and December book haul, pt. 2

Happy New Year! 


These are the rest of my November and December book haul:


First photo:
  • I bought the Billy Connolly book because I saw an episode of the TV series some years ago and liked it.
  • The Bro Code is a rescue book. I was never regular watcher of How I Met Your Mother, but have enjoyed the few episodes I have seen, and decided this might be interesting.
  • A Light in the Attic I got because I have enjoyed Shel Silverstein's song lyrics and drawings and have hear good things about his poetry.
  • Feathered Friends is a colouring book my mother gave me. I have a fair number of adult colouring books that I use as inspiration for my own art and this was a nice addition to the collection.
  • Dr. Mütter's Marvels is the kind of intimate history book that I love to read, and  
  • The Science of Discworld IV is the final book I needed to complete my collection of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. It's the only new book among those shown.


Second photo:
  • Being an agnostic, I like to read literature that both supports and denies the possible existence of a higher power. One of the points of agnosticism is a willingness to explore both sides of the religious argument and therefore a book like The Portable Atheist is a good text to sample various aspects of the anti-God side of the argument. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens, who edited this collection, was also available, but I decided to rather choose this, to get a flavour of the atheist argument rather than one man's point of view. 
  • The Disappearing Spoon is a book I read in 2012 and enjoyed hugely, but it was a library book and so had to go back to where I got it from. Now I have a copy of my own to reread whenever I want!
  • The Year of Living Biblically describes one of those ludicrous things that people sometimes do. In this case, the author decided to follow the Bible's precepts for behaviour for one year. I'm interested to see what happened. It might be a disaster or it might not, but it only cost me 100 kr., so it's not a big deal if I don't like it.
  • High Tide in Tucson is a collection of essays by Barbara Kingsolver. I love essays, and look forward to reading these.






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