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( Jan. 30th, 2009 01:19 pm) says I'm an Uber Cool High Nerd.  Click here to take the Nerd Test, get nerdy images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!

This test reflects the lesser known fact that I was a math/computers nerd in high-school and my early twenties (no more!). Nowadays I'm just a lit/history nerd.

This question made me laugh:

Can you physically obtain (i.e. not from the Internet), in less than 15 seconds...
...Homer's Iliad?
My  answer to this is,
Yes, in Greek.

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( Jan. 30th, 2009 02:06 pm)
So I have acquired 5 brand-new bookcases to fill with books. Bliss! However, after I relocated 2 bookcases' worth of books to my office, I was left with... three empty shelves in my home library. This is bordering on sacrilege, so I'm constantly on the lookout for books to fill the emptiness. I just placed a 155$ two-volume set into my Amazon wishlist, but I do not have money, so I'm just going to check it from the library.

And what is it?

The secret history of the Mongols : a Mongolian epic chronicle of the thirteenth century, translated with a historical and philological commentary by Igor de Rachewiltz.

Excuse me while I drool.

ETA: this book is amazing. I need my own copy.



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