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“Walking” by Henry David Thoreau

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Walking is an essay by American essayist, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, first published 1862. In it, Thoreau “extolled the virtues of immersing oneself in nature and lamented the inevitable encroachment of private ownership upon the wilderness.” (The Atlantic). Among his other works are book Walden; or, Life in the Woods and essay Civil Disobedience. Thoreau was an avid...

Latest pizza

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Probably my last pizza/sourdough bake of 2019. I ate if for breakfast. 🙂 Toppings used: tomato sauce, leek, corn. I realized how less stressful is it to bake a pizza than bread because the latter is so much more delicate about everything – flour, temperature, oven, steam. Or maybe I just need to watch less pictures and videos of sourdough bread of other people on the Internet –...

“Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch

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If I were to summarize the book Dark Matter by Blake Crouch in one (long) sentence, this would be it: Main character Jason Dessen gets abducted from his universe by his doppelgänger from parallel universe (Jason #2), gets released in doppelgänger universe and after realizing what has really happened to him, tries to find his way back to his universe and his family. To me the premise and theme of...

Thoughts on Educated (by Tara Westover)

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I have mixed feelings about the book Educated by Tara Westover. I didn’t enjoy the book story-wise , reading about “strange” things happening in her family and different views between her and their parents and how these frictions caused her emotional unrest. For example: Her father was a religious fanatic who didn’t trust government establishments (schools, hospitals) so...

Thought on The Tower of the Swallows by Andrzej Sapkowski

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The Tower of the Swallows is a 4th book in a fantasy saga The Witcher written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Compared to the previous books in a saga to me it has more plot, is the bloodiest one, has a lot more characters which are thrown in the plot and doesn’t have long-lasting effect. And for my taste it’s too much non-linear because I struggled a lot connecting the dots which...

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