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Finally started to read the last volume of Plutarch’s lives

Plutarch is an ancient Greek who, in the first century AD, wrote an extremely influential series of capsule histories of famous Greeks and Romans which are commonly called Plutarch’s Lives (or sometimes, Parallel Lives). And they’re basically some of the most fun biographies that you could ever read, because: a) they’re full of fun little anecdotes and quips […]

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Quick Reactions To Books That Probably Deserve Long Reactions

Okay, so sometimes I feel like I am neglecting this blog. That is not really true, I guess, but I built up quite a lot of posting in March and February, and I am getting slightly more traffic than I used to get, so I kind of feel like I owe it to you folks […]

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Wrap-Up Season: Predictably Good Books

Wrap-Up Season: Predictably Good Books I don’t know about you, but whenever I get all geared up to read some classic, I’m not sure whether I want to love it or not. If I don’t love it, then I’m all like, “Pshaw, I wasn’t missing anything! Stupid literati with your “canons of literature”! This book […]

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Wrap-Up Season: Surprisingly Good Books, Part Two

Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac – I had to read On The Road for a class in college. It was okay, you know, nothing special. A friend recommended Dharma Bums to me, it was really good. Usually when Americans do Eastern religion, it highly annoys me. But Jack Keroauc’s Buddhism is so simple, so silly, […]

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