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Juicy Friday links, November 18, 2016

I decided to make some changes to the Friday links. There will no longer be a fixed number of links, but any number up to 10, depending on what interesting stuff I have discovered during the week's web surfing. I will also start posting links that are not related to books and reading, or only indirectly or marginally so, because I often find interesting, fascinating or funny links related to my other interests that I want to share. I will continue to post one link to a book list per week, and I am considering putting in links to books on my TBR wishlist. Here are today's links:

  • Link the first relates to Terry Pratchett's Discworld, specifically to the resograph, the "thingness-writer" in Moving Pictures that measured disturbances in reality. It was made from a large vase and expelled steel balls from an aperture in the direction of the disturbance. It has a Roundworld counterpart, an ancient Chinese seismometer.
  • Link the third is about a bit of literary history. Whatever you might think of the writings of the Marquis de Sade, his story and that of his books is fascinating:‘The most impure tale ever written’: how The 120 Days of Sodom became a ‘classic’. 

Today's book list:
10 Books to Know and Celebrate Leonard Cohen. I didn't cry over Bowie or Prince, but I came close with Leonard Cohen. I have loved his music for years and can always find a song in his song catalogue for any mood I'm in.

In honour of Cohen, here's a video related to the last link - a live performance of his tour de force prophetic song, The Future:

 

That's enough for today.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!

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