Archive for June, 2011

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Today’s question: Which book are you looking forward to reading soon?
“Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” by David Eagleman

– Every now and then i get interested in something totally random, and this latest one is about the inner workings of the brain, and why we do things. This book sounds really interesting, and i want to get round to reading it at some point in the near future! I’ve read Eagleman’s “Sum: Tales of the Afterlives” which was really interesting and broadens your mind to different versions of what happens when you die ( see my book review ofย \”Sum\”).


And that’s the end of my June Book Challenge! I hope you have enjoyed this month of questions! I may resurrect this challenge again in the future and maybe the answers will be totally different! I hope i have inspired you to think about what book-y things you like/dislike, and i hope i have inspired you to check out my book-y things!


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Today’s question: What is your favourite poem?
“The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot

– I studied “The Waste Land” at university, and although it is fairly depressing, i do actually think its rather good. I’m not the biggest fan of poetry, and studying it tends to take a bit of effort, but i quite like this one because its dark and gritty, and has powerful imagery. Its very apocalyptic, which i like, and it feels like it counting down to something. Great stuff. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Today’s question: What is your favourite book which you studied at university?
“1984” By George Orwell

– I had always been curious about this book, having heard so much about it, and when i had the chance to choose my own topic for my undergraduate dissertation, i chose to study Dystopia in literature. As a result, i was able to study “1984” and compare it to other dystopian fiction. It’s a very thought-provoking novel, and now i see what the fuss is all about. It really is a brilliant book, and the ideas are really unique and interesting.