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Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Read 'em and weep...

I have a fascination with cheap and secondhand bookshops. This probably is not good for my bank balance. I was in town for a brief period yesterday and came home with four books: George Monbiot's The Age of Consent (Flamingo, London, 2003), Paul Farmer's The Uses of Haiti (Common Courage Press, Monroe, 1994), Francis Wheen's How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered The World (Fourth Estate, London, 2004) and the second edition of Peter Singer's Practical Ethics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993). It's not even as though I'm short of reading material. I've still got several books I was given for my birthday (now well over a month ago): George Moniot's Poisoned Arrows (Green Books, Totnes, 2003), Who Runs This Place? by Anthony Sampson (John Murray, London, 2004) and Ted Honderich's After the Terror (McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston and Ithaca, 2003) which I'm currently half-way through. Add to that the copy of John Pilger's Heroes (Pan Books, London, 1989) which I picked up last week, the copy of The Death Lobby by Kenneth R. Timmerman (Bantam Books, London, 1992) which I started ages ago, but have yet to finish and no doubt other books I've got lying around which are, as yet, unread and it's clear I've got a *lot* of reading to do.

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