An article in Quartz exploring Rovelli’s book Order of Time https://qz.com/1279371/ https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/301539/the-order-of-time/ Advertisements Continue reading This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind
https://qz.com/892276/speed-reading-wont-make-you-smarter-but-reading-for-deep-understanding-will/?utm_source=qzfbarchive This article rings true. I wonder how the judges for the man booker prize can read 145 novels in seven months……..? https://theconversation.com/judging-the-man-booker-prize-how-i-read-145-novels-in-seven-months-29600 Continue reading Reading deeply v reading superficially
Genre: Memoir My rating 4/5 Plot A memoir. A girl is adopted from a Brazilian orphanage after a life living on the streets of Brazil. Through the eyes of seven year old Christiana the story unfolds describing life on the streets of Brazil with her mother and baby brother. She is placed in an orphanage and finally adopted by a Swedish family. Review Quite a … Continue reading Never Stop Walking by Christina Rickardsson
Fiction/science fiction My rating 4/5 Plot An astronaut is accidentally stranded upon Mars by his ship mates. His mission is to stay alive long enough on the barren planet until a rescue mission can save him. The book tells of his escapades as the first Martian – the first human being surviving upon the hostile environment of Mars. Review Someone recommended this book to me as I … Continue reading The Martian by Andy Weir
Factual/non fiction Review I rate this High 5/5 What can I say…. sometimes a gem of a book finds it way into your hands. The book gives a broad scope from early humankind all the way through human history and questions for the future. Clearly well researched with lots of time, energy, and passion invested in it. This really does show, as the concepts … Continue reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
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This week, I found a very interesting post by Amanda Nelson on an awesome website called Book Riot which lists the sort of things that a stereotypical book snob might say and then a “translation” for what they really mean. It’s a very humorous and tongue-in-cheek piece which isn’t meant to be taken very seriously but it got me thinking… Continue reading Am I A Book Snob?
Review I rate this High 5/5 Riding on the back of Sapiens brought this book into my hands. The strangest sensation to read a book published in 1980 which perplexes over questions of which we now have more experience. For example global warming, or pondering on the cause of dinosaur extinction. It is like a little time machine. Sagan is an author who has courted controversy. I came … Continue reading Cosmos by Carl Sagan