Sunday, 18 October 2009

a cute little gift

Being a teensy bit skint after my recent boot purchase, I was feeling rather bereft today in the bookshop. I simply cannot go into one of those places without finding something I simply have to have.

So naturally I made sure to pass the hardback new releases section as swiftly as possible.

I was then absolutely charmed to find a whole wall of books devoted to a series of books published by Penguin called Great Ideas. This is what Penguin say about them:

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.
Best of all, these little nuggets of wisdom are only £4.99 each. Nevertheless, my lovely mother offered to buy one for me (oh, decisions, decisions, which nugget of wisdom do I choose to enlighten me?). I thought this was such a cute idea that I had to somehow balance out that cuteness with a suitably un-cute book. I chose this one:

Definitely not cute (although I love the font).

I am so excited to read this, it explores all the sort of stuff I am studying right now. And hopefully it will live up a little to the expectations I had for Religulous. I do find some intelligent religion bashing quite charming.

Note: I hope that last comment doesn't offend any religious believers. Apart from just being a joke, what I really feel is that for anyone to criticise or make a judgement on anybody or anybody's lifestyle choice, I need them to be incredibly well-equipped and well-researched in order for me to agree with, or at least respect, the critic/judge.


  1. Those books sound great, I'm jealous! I'm not sure which would I choose, but yours seems very interesting.

  2. Wow definitely need to check these books out, especially if they are only £5. Do let us know how you got one with this one

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  4. I'll be interested to find out how you feel about this.