Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) + Evolution (Hoimar v. Difffurth)

the books i am currently reading:
  • "Mrs Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf (1925). a Penguin classic in perfect hand luggage size. and with travel lines and life questions like these: "The earth, after the voyage, suddenly seemed like an island to him, the strangeness of standing alone, alive, unknown, at half-past elven in Trafalgar Square overcame him. What is it? Where am I? And why, after all, does one do it?"
  • "Der Geist fiel nicht vom Himmel" ("The Mind didn't fall from the sky") by Hoimar v. Ditfurth (1980). a scientific book written for non-experts (like Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time"). the theme of Ditfurth's book: the evolution of consciousness. with insights into how our senses developed, and from them, our consciousness.
  • "Eclipse" by Stephanie Meyer (2007). the third book of the Twilight-saga, from the hotel book shelf. i saw the first part of Twiligins in TV in April, and thus got curious for the way the books are written . the german version of it is titled "Biss zum Abendrot" (a wordplay that translates into: "Bite at dusk / and "Until dusk)".

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