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Children's Encyclopedia vol. 7

Since Ive owned a 10 volume set of these old encyclopedias since my childhood, but never read them, I thought I would read one volume a year in 2019 I started volume 7.

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

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IKIGAI by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
 - The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Written about here:
https://bmhonline.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/ikigai-the-japanese-formula-for-happiness

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The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin
 - Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

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A Thousand Nights and a Night
 - Translated by Richard Burton and edited by Newby

The version I acquired should have been called "Tales from..." as others are since it doesn't include all of the stories as listed on Wikipedia. I have therefore been listening to the LibriVox version (found on Youtube) along side reading the tales I have.Brian's Little Library

Part 1, Part 2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stories_within_One_Thousand_and_One_Nights

 

Boosting Self-Esteem For Dummies

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Stargate Conspiracy by Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince
 - Revealing the truth behind extraterrestrial contact, military intelligence and the mysteries of ancient Egypt

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Abaddon's Gate by James S. A. Corey

Having now finished watching series 3 of The Expanse on Amazon I've ordered book 3 from my local library. Click here to hear about my views of the series so far.

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Acedia and Me by Kathleen Norris
 - A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer's Life

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Letters on England by Voltaire

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Utopia 239 by Rex Gordon

After reading Rex Gordon's No Man Friday (see below) I discovered this one preceded it, so I sourced myself a copy. This one is about a small group of people who travel into their future to escape their distopic past to find them in a strange future, post nuclear fallout, and one of many areas designated "Utopia".

Click here to read my blog post on the book.

 

Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard

As featured in and inspiring The Matrix.

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The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

At only 45 pages, this was a quick read. I can't recall how I came to have it on my eBook Reader. All I can determine is that Huxley was friends with an Edmon Bordeaux Szekely of California (I glean this from the Preface of Book Two of the Essene Gospel of Peace).

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The Loneliness Cure by Kory Floyd

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No Man Friday by Rex Gordon

Aka, First on Mars. Rex Gordon is a pen name for Stanley Bennett Hough (1917 - 1998). This book was published in 1956 and provides an insight into ideas about space travel at this time. In this story we have Gordon Holder blasting off with a team in a British rocket from the Woomera rocket range in Australia and ending up alone and stranded on Mars where he has to figure out how to survive. Read more here...

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The Orion Mystery by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Related blog post:
bmhonline.wordpress.com/2019/05/24/the-hunchback-of-notre-dame

 

Babs2Brisbane by Barbara Haddrill

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NLP by Dr Harry Alder
  neuro linguistic programming; the new art and science of getting what you want

Click here to see my progress.

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Timaeus by Plato

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Strange things happen when someone dies by Alec Laidler

Once getting into the right head-space to absorb this book I found it eye-opening, with the whole topic being relevant to my experiences of dealing with thoughts of those who have passed. Alec does a great job of documenting his experiences which I'm sure will be helpful to many.

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The Fate of the Earth by Jonathan Schell

Schell "describes the countless, overlapping ways- a paroxysm of redundancy- in which human beings and other creatures of the earth would die if the existing twenty thousand megatons of bombs (with more than a million times the explosive power of the Hiroshima bomb) should ever fall. In moderate tones but in unforgettable particulars, he tells us how the world would end."

Not covered in this book, but an interesting side topic is how UFOs apparently intercepted and interfered with nuclear weapons and such sites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=5Pr-C4byeNk 

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The Physics of Immortality by Frank J. Tipler

Here is a blog post of mine that refers to this book: https://bmhonline.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/are-we-all-travelers

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About Time by Paul Davies
 - Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

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The Atlantis of the North by Jurgen Spanuth

Here is a blog post of mine that refers to this book: https://bmhonline.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/atlantis-follow-the-flax

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