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Much Ado About Nothing - (1623 play), by Shakespeare - Signet Classic image

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An man works to undermine his brother's happiness by meddling with his son's marriage. Also two smart people dual with words.

A pretty good book, though my reading of the Signet Classic was seriously interrupted by footnotes. Not because of the shifting up/down to read them, but because the footnotes are crammed all together. Given that this book is 1/4 commentary, axing one for clearer footnotes would have been amazing. Maybe another edition will be better. I intend to collect many of this particular play.



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Collections of science fiction short stories, curated by.. people I don't know and who have no authority in my mind. They came into being pre-internet and still cling to relevancy.

I was excited to find these, but their stories are hit-and-miss.

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TODO - re-read and especially the other essays.

Not the cover of my edition.
Not the cover of my edition.

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I'm either stupid or arrogant to say that this isn't particularly good. I'll have to re-read it yet again before I can either give a description or a proper opinion.

  1. 1942 - The Myth of Sisyphus

    • First translated into English in 1955.
  2. (other essays noted below) TODO

This may take me quite some time to read through.

Not the cover of my edition
Not the cover of my edition

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A classic work combining classic works.

I bought this because it's considered one of the great works of literature and has survived into common culture. Though I can see why this would have been popular at the time, especially thanks to the forward saying that the brief writing style was rare, I don't yet see why this would appeal to today's person. Perhaps it's just me, but so far I find the writing style rather insulting.

Unabridged:

  1. 1887 - A Study in Scarlet
  2. 1890 - The Sign of the Four
  3. 1892 - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  4. 1893 - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  5. 1902 - The Hound of the Baskervilles
  6. 1904 - The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  7. 1908 - The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
  8. 1908 - The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans



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TODO - import more of its archived text

This is on my list of books to re-read.

freax-volume-1-2005-by-tamas-polgar-cover

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http://www.maz-sound.com/FREAX/en/Intro/

A book on the history of the demoscene.

This is on history and itself has become a collectable piece of it. I bought and read this years ago.. probably in 2007 or thereabouts.

  • aka Freax volume 1. - A brief history of the computer demoscene
  • by by Tamas Polgar, aka Tomkatz / Madwizards
  • Copyright and published by CWS Verlag
  • ISBN (blank)
  • Available as an e-book.



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http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/breakingdawn.html

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(no official summary was given)

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  1. Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  2. New Moon - (2006 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Eclipse - (2007 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Breaking Dawn - (2008 book), by Stephenie Meyer

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http://www.thetwilightsaga.com/

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(no official summary was given)

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  1. Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  2. New Moon - (2006 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Eclipse - (2007 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Breaking Dawn - (2008 book), by Stephenie Meyer

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When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.

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  1. Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  2. New Moon - (2006 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Eclipse - (2007 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Breaking Dawn - (2008 book), by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer cover

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http://www.thetwilightsaga.com/

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When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

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  1. Twilight - (2005 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  2. New Moon - (2006 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Eclipse - (2007 book), by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Breaking Dawn - (2008 book), by Stephenie Meyer



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