Author Archives: Faisel K

About Faisel K

Lost faith, went to law school, then to Japan, became a Buddhist, blah, blah, blah. Read More?

JRR Tolkien book Beren and Lúthien published after 100 years

“A new book by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is going on sale – 100 years after it was first conceived,” BBC News has reported. Image source: BBC News

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BIBLIOTHECA will be the most cherished bible in my library

I can’t wait to receive this set. I’ve been waiting two years when BIBLIOTHECA was first announced on Kickstarter. Thank you, Adam! Bibliotheca: Finished from Bibliotheca on Vimeo.  

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Review #13 – Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know by Sir Ranulph Fiennes (2009)

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Review #12 – The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard Feynman

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OED timeline challenge: can you guess when these words entered the English language?

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Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being … Continue reading

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Review #11 – 84, Charing Cross Road (Slightly Foxed Editions) by Helene Hanff (2015)

Link to: Slightly Foxed Editions No. 32

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Review #10 – Poems That Make Grown Men Cry by Anthony and Ben Holden (2014)

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What I’ve recently watched: 127 Hours (2010)

Director: Danny Boyle, Writers: Danny Boyle (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay); Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara | Based on Aron Rolston’s book: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2004) I’ve got a soft spot for adventure / biography type … Continue reading

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Klassiske Komponister – Classical Music for the newbie

Last month, I bought a large collection of classical music CDs. Actually 67 in all and were presented in wonderful horizontal wooden stand. I thought that these would go nicely with my Bang and Olufsen BeoSound Ouverture with CD stand … Continue reading

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