Recent Book Activity
The Utopia Experiment
A Long Way Down
Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia
Golem in the Gears (Xanth Novels)
Politics Is for People
The Piano Tuner
Have Space Suit - Will Travel
Lullabies for Little Criminals
The Copenhagen Diagnosis, updating the world on the lastest climate science
Dune Chronicles, Book 4 - God Emperor of Dune (Acrobat Reader pdf)
... und sagte kein einziges Wort
On Her Own Ground : The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker
The collapse of chaos: discovering simplicity in a complex world
Goed gebundeld 1987
Beyond you and me: Inspiration and wisdom for community building
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Jan Rap en z'n maat
Uit het achterland
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See also my wishlist. If you have any, and can exchange, lend or photocopy them, I would love to hear from you.
See me as an OFFICIAL BOOKCROSSING ZONE.
Du kommst mich besuchen? Dass ist nett. Ich wohne aber mitlerweile in Gross Britannien.
Please come and visit me. It's called Homecrossing and was invented in Germany.
My open book rings, you can still join:
International: Gyn/Ecology, the metaethics of radical feminism, Mary Daly
International: Virtual bookring for Earthdance by Elisabet Sahtouris
International: The female eunuch, Germaine Greer
Nederlandse boekendoos, Nederlanders & Vlamingen
My reading goal for the next 100 years or so is to read the books from the resources sections from Ecovillage Design Education Curriculum.
About my book ratings:
Initially I rated books the way secondary school tests are rated in The Netherlands: 10 is perfect, 7 is good, 5 is poor, and 1 is abominable. But because of course I preselect my books to what I think I'll like and have gotten fairly good at that (or, if you will, that I'm not all that adventurous , or because I read slowly and there are so many good books), that led to my giving a large proportion of my books a 7. So at first I decided to be a bit more critical and give some books a 4 or 3. But then after a year or so of doing that Frakke-Per noted that I still gave about half of my books a 7. So, to keep myself from working too much during the Christmas holidays, I tried to do it right this time. Right to me seems to be the Gauss curve, where most books are in the middle, with a few very good books and a few very bad books (by my subjective standards). Unfortunately, though I tried to give a book that is fairly typical among the sample of books that I read (and thus better than a typical book among the sample of books that get published) a 5.5, I haven't quite succeeded yet:
lgmacweb.env.uea.ac.uk/---/gauss.gif" WIDTH="200">. This has the unsatisfactory implication that there are 2 books that should have gotten an 11. As I dislike the Platonic concept of an ideal that is more real than anything we can find in the here and now (which I dislike so much because it is so closely tied to the advertisement industry that tries to tell us that we should be unsatisfied with our looks, weight, possessions and buy, buy, buy) that I hope to correct this ... but not just now.