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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama is a book everybody seems to talk about. I didn’t like at all the picture on the front cover. She seems more like a pop star than the former First Lady. Regardless, I was curious and so I reserved it at […]

The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

I wanted to read The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe after I saw Dita at BBC Breakfast. The book is about her, a fourteen-year-old child that is living in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. She is designated as the secret librarian by Jewish leader […]

The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter

The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter

At University I had a fabulous professor of statistics, so that year it was one of the subjects I liked best. By chance I’ve seen a book about statistics, The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter, that was published this year. Thus, I borrowed it […]

12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

I wanted to read 12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson – An Antidote to Chaos after seeing Jordan Peterson in an old Munk Debate. He was arguing against political correctness. His side won with a gain of 6%, but, more than that, he was […]

Regency Novels by Mary Balogh

Regency Novels by Mary Balogh

Mary Balogh is my favourite regency novel author. So, I’m sharing today a round-up of the regency novels by Mary Balogh I’ve enjoyed last year and this year as well. Besides these books, I’ve also read the Bedwyn Saga, that boast 8 books. I’ve loved […]

The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier

The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier

I like Collier’s writing style and I’ve been reading a few books by him. The latest one being The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier, with the subtitle Facing the New Anxieties, a book published last year. Sir Paul Collier is a world-renowned economist, professor […]

When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes

When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes

I’m looking for a new regency author. So, I borrowed When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes to see if I’m going to like her style. I don’t and I’m not going to read another book by her. The book is described: “An […]

Books on Holocaust

Books on Holocaust

I’ve read quite a few books on Holocaust, so I’m making a round-up of them, with a few details about each one and links to the reviews. In this round-up I included all the books I’ve read on Holocaust and I will update this post […]

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield is a true story, non-fiction book about a son and a father living in concentration camps during the Holocaust. I’ve been reading quite a few books about the Holocaust and this one is one […]

Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

I finished Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien yesterday. It took much longer to read it than I initially would have thought. I read recently The Scandalous Duchess by her, in which she tells the story of John of Gaunt, father of Henry of […]

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes is the second book in the Conquest of England series. In this book her characters have problems and issues and seem real. I like how she incorporated historical accuracy in the story. Like all her books, this […]

The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge by Elisabeth Hobbes

The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge by Elisabeth Hobbes

The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge by Elisabeth Hobbes is the first book in the Conquest of England series and the 5th book I read by Elisabeth. I’ve reserved the second book in the series, so I’m going to read and blog about that one pretty soon, […]

Pubs in and around the Yorkshire Dales by Paul Chrystal

Pubs in and around the Yorkshire Dales by Paul Chrystal

Pubs in and around the Yorkshire Dales by Paul Chrystal sounds like a very interesting book, read just before the Summer, so I can pick up some pretty lovely locations to go to in our days out in the Dales. Who knows, I might create […]

The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens

The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens

The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens is the first book in the Cavanaughs series. The next two will be published this year. It is the first book I read written by Laurens and it was a nice book, although a bit boring […]

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky… a history of salt in 400+ pages? Seem a bit too much, but it’s not. Salt is fascinating, its history and there are a lot of recipes too. I have to confess I skipped the meat-based recipes as […]

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer is a fantastic book. I’ve enjoyed it as much as I’ve enjoyed the first book in the series, about time travelling to Medieval England. The way he presents the ideas is funny, but also easy […]