I finally finished the book Confucious- a life of thought and politics, by Chin Annping.
Then I looked at the date the book was due back in the library: 27 August 2009. I am glad the office library does not impose overdue fines. :)
So that's my dry and clever book for the year. *very pleased with myself* This was the first book (other than my textbooks) which I really had to plow through. Confucious' life is interesting and his teachings deep and abstract. But maybe it all loses its essence once translated into english. I feel slightly motivated to read the Tao (in both english and chinese). But first, I must finish Black Swan and start reading the Chinese book for the year- Letters to Friday.