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Susan Blackmore - The Meme Machine: an effort to create order in the chaos of the newly emerging science of memetics, about the second replicator that's driving our evolution: memes, inspired by the works of Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett. Very interesting (no English understatement of mine, just Dutch straightforwardness)

Barbara Tuchman - A distand mirror: The Calamitious 14th Century

Robert Stiphout - De bloedigste oorlog: Het vergeten bataljon Nederlandse militairen in Korea (The bloodiest war: the forgotten batallion of dutch militairies in Korea) - about the first Dutch battallion that was sent to Korea in 1951 as part of the UN-mission against the North-Korean invasion of Southern Korea.

Palmyre Oomen (red.) - Vrije wil: een hersenkronkel? (Free will: a figment of the mind?) - several philosophers and theologians about the implications of the findings of recent brain-research for the discussion about free will, what it is and what it can't be, due to the finds of Benjamin Libet and others that a decision to act is made by the brain before we become consciously aware of it. The view of the writers in this bundle, is that free will can't exist the way it is seen in folk psychology, but is compatible with the philosophical view of it that has been proposed for centuries.

finally two novels:

Sven Hassel - Regiment des Doods (Regiment of Death): a raw novel about the experiences of a german squad that gets to fight alongside a penal battalion on the Eastern Front in the Second World War.

Peter Daanen - De slag bij Niftrik (the battle of Niftrik): a youth novel about a travelling bard that gets involved in the battle between the duchies of Gelre and Brabant in the Dutch Middle Ages.
I'm about half way through Girl with the Dragon Tattoo right now. Really enjoying it.
Finished reading this edition of The Captain's Daughter by Alexander Pushkin, a collection of short stories and a novel (giving the book its title) about romantic stuff happening in the old rural Russia. Light prose, too much romantic stuff and stereotypical characters for my taste, 3/5.