Top Ten + Teaser Tuesday

Today’s Tuesday teases come from three different books: one, a collection of extended quotations from Mohandas Gandhi; a book on the study of ice, air, and oceans; and a history of D-Day from a German historian.

A man who aspires after [Truth] cannot afford to keep out of any field of life. (The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi)

Clouds were sometimes obstructions to the visions that lay beyond—of stars, of peaks. But they were also aspects of the natural world and therefore worthy of study in themselves. They represented a particular variety of the fullness of nature, the way in which the veils that she drew across herself were themselves part of nature. The objects that obscure vision are themselves worth looking at. In this way, the atmosphere was a doubled object, both an impediment to science and an object of it. (Waters of the World)

“‘The enemy’s weakest moment is when he lands,’ said Rommel. ‘The men are uncertain, possibly seasick. The terrain is unfamiliar. Sufficient heavy weapons are not yet available. I must defeat them at that moment.'” (Invasion! They’re Coming!)

And now for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, which is a rrrrrewind. I’m going to be cheeky and say I’m rewinding to one of the freebie days, and do “Top Ten Most Recent Books I’ve Added to my Goodreads Want To Read”.

(1) The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, Michael Puett

(2) Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe, Norman Davies.

(3) A Hacker’s Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend them Back, Bruce Schneier

(4) Oak: The Frame of Civilization, William Bryant Logan

(5) Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age, Duncan Dennis

(6) Distracted by Alabama: Tangled Threads of Natural History, Local History, and Folklore, James Seay Brown

(7) The Bookshop of the World: Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age, Andrew Pettegree

(8) God’s Vindictive Wrath, Charles Cordell. A novel set during the English Civil War. I’ll probably read this one in April for Read of England.

(9) Revolutionary Roads: Searching for the War That Made America Independent…and All the Places It Could Have Gone Terribly Wrong, Bob Thompson

(10) Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth’s Extinct Worlds, Bob Halliday

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5 Responses to Top Ten + Teaser Tuesday

  1. lydiaschoch says:

    I hope you like all of them. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Astilbe says:

    Otherlands sounds really good.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for visiting us a little while ago.

  3. I hope you get to all of these soon.

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