Demian — Hermann Hesse

Demian is very mysterious and alluring. This book is about him and his influence on the narrator — they first meet when they are both schoolboys. Demian then turns up repeatedly as the years go by, gradually taking the narrator into a circle of freethinking misfits. It’s less fanciful than the other Hesse novels I have read, but still packs a bit of a punch.

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Towns and cities need social spaces….

Towns and cities need social spaces. www.nzgeo.com/stories/a-third-place/ #fb

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Happy Tau Day. Yes, pi is STILL wrong….

Happy Tau Day. Yes, pi is STILL wrong. tauday.com/ #tauday #tau #pi #fb via ifttt.com/recipes/414895-tweet-about-tau-day

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Zeustian Logic — Sabrina Malcolm

This story is more fun than you would think, given that it is about a teenage boy coming to terms with his father’s death. Astronomy and mythology are two of Tuttle’s boyish hobbies; they run like threads through the stories … Continue reading

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Auckland Writers Festival 2018

My schedule for Auckland Writers Festival 2018

I love the Auckland Writers Festival. Every year I attend a few events, miss lots of good ones, and I always say that next year I will be better organised and see more. This year I took a day off … Continue reading

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea — Jules Verne

It’s good to finally read this famous book, starring the famous Captain Nemo and his famous ship the Nautilus, and discover that its fame is well-deserved: it’s a page-turning adventure story with drama, intrigue and nifty gadgets. The narrator, a … Continue reading

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A reading dinner tonight… and now our…

A reading dinner tonight… and now our star is on the map. Yours could be too! bds.org.nz/booknight
#booknight2018 #readnz

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At #AWF18 — thanks to @davideagleman…

At #AWF18 — thanks to @davideagleman for a fascinating, inspiring and packed talk. Have to buy his book now…

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12 Rules for Life — Jordan B. Peterson

This is fun to read and it may change your life. The subtitle describes it best: chaos (particularly perhaps the chaos of the modern world) is what Peterson dreads, and he offers prescriptions, strategies and even commandments for how to … Continue reading

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Best kids’ menu EVAR at Tucks & Bao…

Best kids’ menu EVAR at Tucks & Bao www.tucksandbao.co.nz twitter.com/bnnt/status/978522080537862144/photo/1

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