Monday, June 9, 2008

Yup yup

* The cat handling survey's on the roll!! If you wish to participate (which means you have a cat who's willing to be picked up or you frequently meet a cat who does so - like in a family's/friend's house) please email: with a headline "bloggish" Thank you!

* The hyena thing is semi-solved, that is, if the hyena won't destroy all the bones we brought him too fast....

* Finished reading A Historical Achievement and its Evolution (BTW, they didn't mis-use the term 'evolution 8D) and here's the newly-made Goodreads review-form thingie:

A Historical Achievement and its Evolution A Historical Achievement and its Evolution by Abigale Paz-Yeshaiyahu

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a gathering of many articles dealing with the kibbutz and moshav movements, the political and general history of the two.

A promising book, it managed to be a vewry good and educating book covering history well until it reached topics beyond that of WW2 and beyond. Until then it was extensive, well written, easy to read history and a bit of philosophy. Everything beyond the second world war and the foundation of Israel (including the big Stalin-good-or-bad crisis in the kibbutz movement!) was neglected. The articles became vague and overly sociologistic-politic-centered. Besides one purely economic article about the crumbling of the lesser-successful kibbuts during the 80s, and an article about Ben Gurion's efforts to create education settlements for the new arrivals as Israel was founded, there was nothing historical about anything happening in Israel beyond 1939.

Big, big, GIANT cock-up and a huge mistake in a book which claims to cover the kibbutz and moshav movements from 1900 to 1990.

View all my reviews.

Am now reading: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

* I started putting some old anime-fandom-era treasures up to sale on Ebay and so far the one product I put on is getting quarrled over by two people, good good ^_^

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