Jeremy Baker

Finished reading: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks ๐Ÿ“š

The first book on the โ€œCultureโ€ Series, now a classic science fiction setting. Explores the Culture largely from the view on an antagonist in the midst of a devastating galactic war. Covers vast and immense scope with finely crafted characters and intense interpersonal relationships and conflict.


Glorious evening light flying out of Wellington to Brisbane and Vanuatu.

#travel #flying #dusk #eveninglight #wellingtonnz #pลneke #brisbane #vanuatu

Finished reading: Hard by the Cloud House by Peter Walker ๐Ÿ“š

Interesting mix of natural history, history and mythological investigation.

Finished reading: On Savage Shores by Caroline Dodds Pennock ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Blackouts by Justin Torres ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Fifth Sun by Camilla Townsend ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Annals of Native America by Camilla Townsend ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Annals of Native America by Camilla Townsend ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Bernardino de Sahagun by Miguel Leon-Portilla ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Homer and His Iliad by Robin Lane Fox ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: The Florentine Codex by Jeanette Favrot Peterson ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Prophet Song by Paul Lynch ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: How the World Made the West by Josephine Quinn ๐Ÿ“š

Hลkio figs with Gorgonzola dolce and thyme honey.

Hลkio fresh fig festival

Sand Serif

Hลkio beach weekend antics

Extraordinary birthday dinner at Rita with Bill - briefly in Wellington between Florida and Vanuatu.

Bill is back. Teddy is pleased!

Finished reading: Ancient Cuzco by Brian S. Bauer ๐Ÿ“š

Excellent preparation for our trip to Peru in July 2024.

Finished reading: Why the Bible Began by Jacob L. Wright ๐Ÿ“š

Fascinating analysis of the underpinnings of the development of the Hebrew Bible.

Finished reading: Mona of the Manor by Armistead Maupin ๐Ÿ“š

Family Easter at Eketฤhuna country cottage

Thank you to my wonderful bestie Sam Mackay for helping me to buy my latest bookstack from Unity Books in Wellington:

  • Lady Chatterleyโ€™s Lover (D.H. Lawrence 1928)
  • Mona of the Manor (Amistead Maupin 2024)
  • A History of Japan in Manga (Shunchiro Kanaya 2022)
  • The Land Wars - the dispossession of the Khoisan and AmaXhosa in the Cape Colony (John Laband 2020)
  • Normal Women- 900 years of making history (Philippa Gregory 2023)

#books #bookstack #history #friends

Ramses exhibition at the Australian Museum