30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset

30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset

I like red wine, it is my favourite alcoholic drink, but I can’t say I know a lot about it. So I was very curious to read 30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset*. It is part of a series I’ve read a few books from. This…

The Whisky Cubes Pack by Jim Murray

The Whisky Cubes Pack by Jim Murray

I love whisky and I wanted to know more, so I was delighted to receive The Whisky Cubes Pack*. The pack contains the book The Complete Guide to Whisky by Jim Murray and eight granite cubes for cooling the drinks without diluting them. I think…

30-Second Anatomy by Gabrielle Finn

30-Second Anatomy by Gabrielle Finn

30-Second Anatomy by Gabrielle Finn is another book in the 30-Second series I’ve enjoyed this year. It made me remember some of the things I learned while in high-school, and it also showed me how much I forgot from high-school at the same time. The…

Drug Wars by Neil Woods

Drug Wars by Neil Woods

I wanted to read this book, Drug Wars by Neil Woods and J S Rafaeli, for a while. I attended a lecture with Woods a couple of years ago, but I had no cash with me, so I couldn’t purchase the book after the lecture.…

Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

I got Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management last year and now, as I was studying the period, I thought it would be a good time to read it. Well, this is a fascinating book, offering a really good insight into what the middle classes…

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

You might ask yourself why I’ve decided to read The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols right now. Because it is a highly relevant book at this time. I was happy to see it available online, for a couple of months, on Bodleian, as the…

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates – How Empowering Women Changes the World was published last year. I borrowed it from the library, but kept postponing reading it. It is a good book, but it doesn’t deserve 5 stars, from my point of view,…

Dirty Bertie by Stephen Clarke

Dirty Bertie by Stephen Clarke

Dirty Bertie by Stephen Clarke – an English king made in France is the latest book by Stephen Clarke I read. You can see at the end of the post links to other reviews of his books. This one wasn’t as good as the others,…

Instant Mathematics by Paul Parsons and Gail Dixon

Instant Mathematics by Paul Parsons and Gail Dixon

Instant Mathematics by Paul Parsons and Gail Dixon* is the fourth book in the Instant series I read, see a list of the others and links to my reviews for them. I loved this book! I think it must have been my favourite or in…

The medical detective by Sandra Hempel

The medical detective by Sandra Hempel

The medical detective by Sandra Hempel – John Snow, cholera, and the mystery of the Broad Street pump is meant to be a biography of John Snow. It was published also by the University of California Press, making me assume that the work is academic.…

Instant Science by Jennifer Crouch

Instant Science by Jennifer Crouch

Instant Science by Jennifer Crouch* is another book I received for a review. I’ve enjoyed this one too, almost as much as I did the other ones in the series. Why almost as much? Because this, unlike the others, deals with a few sciences and…

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith – An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations – was on my to-read list for a long time and now, finally, I got to read the first one, which is made up of…

Instant Engineering by Joel Levy

Instant Engineering by Joel Levy

Instant Engineering by Joel Levy is the second book I read from the Instant Series and I enjoyed it a lot. Like the previous one, on history, this book too contains about 170 pages of interesting details about engineering theories, discoveries, or scientists. I think…

Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan

Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan

I was eager to read Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan – Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life. Even before finishing his first book, Happiness by Design, I stopped and reserved this one at the library. It was a disappointment though. I gave it…

Saving Buddy by Nicola Owst

Saving Buddy by Nicola Owst

I discovered Saving Buddy by Nicola Owst – The heartwarming story of a very special rescue when I saw Crufts this year. I’m a big fan of Crufts, I went there once a few years ago, see here the story about that, and the last…

Brunel by Steven Brindle

Brunel by Steven Brindle

I bought Brunel by Steven Brindle – The Man Who Built the World – with an introduction by Dan Cruickshank from Brunel museum in London. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the greatest minds of the 19th century. This short book tells his story, starting…