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The Moth Eaten Shelf

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high! ...But you don't have to take my, or Lamar Burton's, word for it. Just take a look, it's in a book.

Currently reading

The Backstory of Wallpaper: Paper-Hangings 1650-1750
Robert M. Kelly
Progress: 5/183 pages
Death of a Gossip
M.C. Beaton
Korean for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Korean (CD-ROM Included)
Henry J. Amen IV, Kyubyong Park
Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Nathan Yau
Discovering Statistics Using R
Zoe Field, Andy Field, Jeremy Miles
Pushkin House (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Andrei Bitov, Susan Brownsberger
Beginner's Korean
Jeyseon Lee
La Nouvelle Héloïse: Julie, or the New Eloise
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Judith H. McDowell
Edith Wharton
Hermione Lee
Linear Models with R (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
Julian James Faraway

Nihilist Girl

Nihilist Girl - Sofya Kovalevskaya Although the book was set in an entirely different time and space than most American 20-somethings are used to, the basic story line can easily resonate with all generations. The young idealist from a privileged upbringing goes out into the real world, discovers its injustices and tries to change it. Thoughts of the civil rights movement and the like spring to mind.

I have both the text and translation, and while I am not proficient enough to say that the translation is a good representation of the text, the translation reads well. Strangely enough, while I was never the best student, I trust the first translator as she was my Russian professor for two years in college!