RT @spydergrrl: These are not normal…

RT @spydergrrl: These are not normal times, and don’t expect that you will be able to carry on as usual.

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Yes! We need physical distance, not…

Yes! We need physical distance, not social distance. twitter.com/jhrlnd/status/1239814513873932291

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Travel restrictions = firebreaks. Let’s…

Travel restrictions = firebreaks. Let’s not all catch fire at once! thespinoff.co.nz/society/16-03-2020/the-world-is-o…
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I have a few hundred copies of the…

I have a few hundred copies of the London Review of Books (2000-2014) that I no longer want. It would be wrong to throw them out. What to do? #lrb

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Human Relations and Other Difficulties — Mary-Key Wilmer

Mary-Kay Wilmers writes like she’s the editor of an august literary magazine. And in fact she is the founder and editor of my favourite magazine, the London Review of Books. She also writes for it sometimes, and this book is … Continue reading

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On mental illness: “I have not yet seen…

On mental illness: “I have not yet seen that case in which a “diagnosis” led to a “cure”, or in fact to any outcome other than a confirmed, and therefore enforced, debility.” – Joan Didion, in Blue Nights

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The Art of Logic — Eugenia Cheng

Like you, I try to think carefully and express my points of view clearly, with meticulous steps of reasoning combining seamlessly to form watertight, irrefutable arguments. And yet people still argue with me and fail to be convinced. How can … Continue reading

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I Am Dynamite! — Sue Prideaux

Friedrich Nietzsche has been called the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. His life story is full of pain and frustration; it’s harrowing at times and does not end well for him personally. This detailed yet lively biography is … Continue reading

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Six Clever Girls Who Became Famous Women — Fiona Farrell

This book starts out as a day in the life of a group of six schoolgirls. This is a world that is unfamiliar to me, so it seemed exotic and yet still quite believable. After establishing the characters and putting … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy

Many people consider this to be the greatest novel ever written, and who am I to argue — I loved it. The main characters are well-rounded and believable — I especially liked the man-about-town Oblonsky (he of the famous unhappy … Continue reading

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