Posted: May 15, 2022 2:51 pm
by Evolving
While you're waiting for me to get back to you on White (and I know you're all dying to hear all about it), here is something else that I have been reading:

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The rules of the road in the country where I live.

Why would I read such a thing?

Some people here know that I've been having some problems with my eyes for several years. Several operations later (the last one was in October 2020), it's not only legal once again, but I actually feel confident enough to drive again. Many years ago I obtained my first driver's licence in the UK, because that was where I was living when I was seventeen, and it's that UK driver's licence that I was using for years in the rest of the EU. But I haven't done so for quite a few years now, and rather than go through all the bureaucracy of renewing my UK licence and then converting it into a Luxembourg one (if the latter is even possible, after Brexit), I've decided to go through the whole process anew, as if I were 17 again.

Hence the book, as well as six two-hour Zoom sessions with an instructor and numerous young people hungry for knowledge. I passed the theoretical exam last week and hope to start the practical driving lessons very soon. I expect to be up to speed (bad simile) in a jiffy.

1. Professor Unrat, Heinrich Mann
2. God is not Great, Christopher Hitchens
3. The Ill-Made Knight, T.H. White
4. Northern Lights, Philip Pullman
5. The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman
6. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman
7. The Character of Physical Law, Richard Feynmann
8. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams
9. Knight Crusader, Ronald Welch.
10. Die Physiker, Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt

11. Code de la Route populaire