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Manny Rayner's book reviews

I love reviewing books - have been doing it at Goodreads, but considering moving here.

Currently reading

The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution
Richard Dawkins
R in Action
Robert Kabacoff
Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies
Douglas R. Hofstadter
McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture
Harold McGee
Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood
Simon Evnine
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
Christopher M. Bishop
Relativity, Thermodynamics and Cosmology
Richard C. Tolman
The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
Julia Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten

Tant Bruns Födelsedag

Tant Bruns Födelsedag - Elsa Beskow Another book in the series that starts with Tant Grön, Tant Brun och Tant Gredelin. Tant Brun, the brown-clad maiden aunt, is going to have a birthday. The other aunts decide they'll make some clever improvements to her clothes, while Farbror Blå composes a little playlet in her honour and drills the two children until they get their lines right. I get the impression that he's got some kind of crush on her, but, although his verses are a trifle suggestive, he does manage to stay the right side of decent. As if you were in any doubt about that.

Several comic misunderstandings occur when the dress is kidnapped and taken off to be improved, but it all ends happily. It's definitely one of the wittiest episodes, and amusing for adults as well as children.