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Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Changeling by Philippa Gregory. The first book in the Order of Darkness series. It’s a young adult book and I was asking myself if I should mark it with 5 stars or not. In the end, I did awarded 5 stars because it is a […]

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem by Claudi Alsina

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem by Claudi Alsina

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem is the 5th book in the series Our Mathematical World, by National Geographic. I’ve enjoyed this book a lot. Some of the books in the series might not be very entertaining, but this one was. Alsina integrated a few […]

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey is a history of the Kings and Queens of England. I’ve enjoyed this book a lot, hence giving it 5 stars. Each monarch is presented in a few pages, as one can imagine. Presenting over 1000 years of history […]

Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts

Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts

Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts is the third book in the Chesapeake Bay Saga. I took it from the bookshelves on a whim, before leaving for a short holiday, camping in Oxfordshire. This is the love story of Phillip Quinn and Dr Sybill Griffin. He […]

Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin

Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin

I’ve read Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin as part of a book blog tour*. The book is easy to read, very nicely written. I would gladly pick up another book by her. I liked and hated the story at the same time, can’t even […]

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings and Sarah Edworthy is not the first book on Formula One I read. It is though the first history book about F1. On a Sunday, I was having a bit of time off and I was watching TV, when […]

The People’s Queen by Vanora Bennett

The People’s Queen by Vanora Bennett

I’ve had The People’s Queen by Vanora Bennett on my book shelves for a while, but only now I’ve read it. This is the second book I read about Alice Perrers, the first one was The King’s Concubine by Anne O’Brien. It’s quit befitting that […]

The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

As a psychologist, I’ve always gave more importance to the nature vs nurture debate. The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker shows the importance of nature. It was a fascinating read. I don’t agree with everything said in the book, […]

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle, translated by Sir Anthony Kenny. Instead of a book review, I’m going to share the quotes from the book that I found most interesting and/or intriguing. I’m going to share them how they appear, by books. Book I. Happiness the […]

Refuge Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier

Refuge Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier

Refuge Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier is a fairly new book, published last year. I’ve read plenty of books written by Paul Collier. There are links for them at the end of the post, in the author’s description section. I […]

Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant  by Tracy Borman

Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant by Tracy Borman

Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant by Tracy Borman. I wanted to read this book after reading Courtiers. The Secret History of the Georgian Court by Lucy Worsley. Henrietta was born on 11 May 1689. I stopped reading the book and returned to it in […]

Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir

Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir

The book Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir is the first one I read written by Weir. I was expecting to love it, but some issues made me give it only 4 stars. I’ve read a historical fiction book about Elizabeth […]

Lost in a Book Tag

Lost in a Book Tag

I recently saw the Lost in a Book Tag on Helen’s blog, at teainthetub. and I thought I should give it a go. I’ve answered a few questions from this Lost in a Book Tag in the “about me” post, but not all of them. […]

Everybody Works In Sale by Niraj Kapur

Everybody Works In Sale by Niraj Kapur

Everybody Works In Sale by Niraj Kapur, with the subtitle Here’s What You Need To Know To Achieve Success In Your Career* is part of a new book blog tour. I was excited to read the book as I’m interested in developing my selling skills, […]

Wars, Guns, and Votes by Paul Collier

Wars, Guns, and Votes by Paul Collier

Wars, Guns, and Votes by Paul Collier. Other books by Collier I’ve read: The Plundered Planet (2010) and Exodus (2013). I’ve enjoyed this book a lot, hence the 5 stars. I’m interested in politics and economics, but not so much in Africa. Even so, I […]

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

I’ve read about this book, On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt, in 50 Philosophy Classics. As it’s such a short book, I planned to borrow it from the library, along with other books. It appeared to be available, but it wasn’t on the shelf. I’ve […]