Travelling and reading is my favourite combination. There is so much time while traveling which can be put to use, reading. Most of my books have been gulped while in the train. Even at the station there is so much time and why kill it when a good book can make it much more enjoyable. […]
Current read. Immaculately written. The writer is very well informed.
UNESCO MGIEP has initiated an International Youth Campaign on Kindness for the Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose of this Campaign is to mobilize the world’s youth to achieve the 17 SDGs through transformative acts of kindness. People from all over the world are sharing their acts of kindness. UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for […]
I was gifted the e-book reader and it has come handy at all times. The Kindle has ample storage amazing battery performance and some really awesome tools like wordwise which improve vocabulary. I can navigate from my current page to the contents or any other page within a second. I can also share words and […]
This devastating novel is examining the complexities of identity and belonging, love and grief, through the lens of contemporary Judaism. Julian Treslove, working as a celebrity double, feels out of sync with his longtime friend and sometimes rival Sam Finkler, a popular author of philosophy-themed self-help books. The two have reconnected with their elderly professor, […]
This certainly is a “novel” novel! I initially got intimidated by firstly the premise and then the format, but later found it surprisingly awesome. The mysterious Bardo gives an enriching setting for the strange ongoings. . Fortunately there’s a much easier side. Dialouge depiction of the souls in the Bardo are brilliant. Too many minor […]
Stored away in the rare-book library at Yale University is a late-medieval manuscript written in a cramped but punctilious script and illustrated with lively line drawings that have been painted over, at times crudely, with washes of color. These illustrations range from the fanciful (legions of heavy-headed flowers that bear no relation to any earthly […]
This book is about that point directly behind your head. Don’t look. Don’t take your eyes off this page, off the safe glow of the monitor, the comforting shapes of the letters making up this sentence. This is safe. What’s behind you isn’t. Keep reading these words. If you stop to look behind you, I […]
The Culture of Make Believe “We were not meant for this. We were meant to live and love and play and work and even hate more simply and directly. It is only through outrageous violence that we come to see this absurdity as normal, or to not see it at all. Each new child has […]
These pages are part of a medieval surgical manual written by the 14th-century surgeon Jan Yperman. It describes in detail how to treat various wounds and illnesses. It also shows, however, what instruments needed to be used. For a compound fracture of the leg, for example, the jagged-edged scissors in the image were recommended. And […]
Back in medschool my teacher told me a few interesting words “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint” =) Of course he used M. Twain’s words because I was always short in my answers to his class and because my answers always had medical terms mostly hijacked by me. So […]
What happens after going from pirouettes to politics? Peasantry to paparazzi? Behold the tales of two unbreakable beauties, with brains (and bravery) to boot. h/t Oxford University I’ll go with the blue one first 😉
Currently reading this book….and is not an easy book at all 😉 Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies,” argues that true artificial intelligence, if it is realized, might pose a danger that exceeds every previous threat from technology—even nuclear weapons—and that if its development is not managed carefully humanity risks engineering its own extinction. Central to this […]
“Philosophy is a science, and as such has no articles of faith; accordingly, in it nothing can be assumed as existing except what is either positively given empirically, or demonstrated through indubitable conclusions.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer – Parerga and Paralipomena Insomnia, sometimes, makes me think at some books I’ve read, also brings back some Mozart sound-waves….especially […]
Currently reading this….nothing like an exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. Sea breeze between my toes and some arrangements of words rubbing my fusimotors.
Searching for his kidnapped twin sons, a TV journalist follows an eerie trail. However sensitive the matter in real life, child abduction can loom as a canard when the subject of a thriller. But the pseudonymous Case (The Eighth Day, 2002, etc.) rips into the topic as if it’s never been used before. Jaded readers […]
I read now and then Ben’s column in The Guardian…so I’m gonna give this one a try 😉 Needless to say that I loved Stiff by M. Roach, but then again I’m sort of morbid dry creature. 😉 Here’s the fun: The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being […]
Of ordinary people who just happen to be Indians caught in the throes of immigration pangs, of trying to be two different identities at once and justifying both, fighting usual battles in their own unique ways – Lahiri’s debut short story collection is a paean to their bifurcated lives. Mostly, for there are two stories […]
Everything Dale Carnegie accomplished regarding individual influence, Robert Cialdini has equally achieved on the topic of mass influence. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion offers an exceptional scientific look into the realm of persuasion backed by substantial logic and examples. Based on the premise of society’s need for quick solutions for analyzing an abundance of issues […]
This story is an adventure like no other! Using photographic memory, the children need to find the Golden City relying solely on Storm’s memory of the stolen map. The best adventures are with your friends, right? Especially when treasure hunting, fierce pirates, terrorists, CIA spies, snakes and sharks are part of the deal! On the […]
12 Points for Life Jordon Peterson, 2018 “Every generation sends a ‘pap’ star up the ‘pap’ charts” Peterson is touted as the next Marshal McLuhan from Canada. McLuhan was the media guru who shared with us that “the medium is the message.” Today Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, has written […]
A master of the unexpected… American author William Porter wrote under the pseudonym of O. Henry in an attempt to hide his criminal past for bank embezzlement in an earlier part of his life. He was incarcerated for three years for his crime and for leaving the country to escape the law. Once he paid […]
By Ayn Rand…1936 This was the author’s first foray into writing a novel. It almost never made it to the light of day as various editors summarily rejected it. This is not exactly a love story as romance does bloom, but the plot does take us into post-revolutionary Russia while the bourgeois are “put in […]
Few religious leaders have proactively tried to bring science and theology together like the Dalai Lama. As open minded as he is eloquent, it’s clear that the Dalai Lama is both self assured and accepting of the limitations of human understanding. On this basis he explains why he has spent a lifetime trying to merge […]
Fooled by Randomness delves into the often overlooked significance of chance in everyday life. Taleb covers the issue of widespread innumeracy as well as society’s general unwillingness to accept randomness as a major influence in success. As Taleb suggests, “Past events will always look less random than they were” As a result, the scope of […]
I am currently reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot.” This a rich and complex novel giving us insights into Russian life before the revolution of 1917. The character of “the idiot” is not stupid or unrefined. Rather he is the last prince of his dynasty who as a youth had “fits” and “spells.” The reality is […]
Atlantic Puffin From 2017 Audubon Photography Awards, one of 21 photos. Great bird photography: Winners and runners-up from the 8th annual competition. Atlantic puffins have penguin-like coloring but they sport a colorful beak that has led some to dub them the “sea parrot.” The beak fades to a drab gray during the winter and blooms […]
Educated By Tara Westover, 2018 Ph.D. Cambridge University, England I had spied this piece of non-fiction on the New York Times best sellers list and was intrigued. It is a mémoire of a young Mormon girl who comes of age in the hinterland of Idaho in our current era of the millennials. We are immersed […]
My sister’s operating surgeon who is unfortunately not in this world anymore wrote this book. My mother recieved it as a gift while accompanying my sisi for her next surgery. Gynecological endoscopic surgeon Dr. Rakesh Sinha – was a two time Guinness world record holder for his surgeries. He drew lessons from his own profession […]
What are you reading this week? I am reading Your Brain at Work by David Rock. It helps readers understand how we psychologically process issues that arise at work and what we can do to change our reactions for the better. Definitely a good read for anyone seeking to move forward in their career.
I don’t know if you ever visited the website https://instafreebie.com/ or not, but it’s a great website that includes lists of free books that changes every month. The lists includes many genre of stories; Young Adult, Romance, Erotica, Science Fiction, Fantasy and more. It is on this website that i found this book. _____ Chloe […]
One Life At A Time is Doctor Daniel Baxter’s memoir of treating HIV and AIDS in Botswana. Baxter is a medical doctor who takes us on a journey to a community suffering from HIV and AIDS. He has to deal with its strong cultural beliefs regarding the disease. They would rather risk their health because […]
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is scary for anyone. Getting one in your twenties is worse. But having four separate cancers before the age of 50 is a real ‘kick in the face’. Lauren Segal decided to share her story about how she felt when first hearing the diagnosis to how she used the experience as […]
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. On that note, put your grown up pants and start your day…oh, and don’t forget to read a little 😉 Cancer Bio by +Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry I rarely share posts of other people here on G+, not because the material is not good, […]
Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst This book is sort of enciclopedya of human nature, with the earlier chapters focused on the functions of different parts of the human brain and the later chapter focused on this brain’s behavioral consequences. Complicated but so addictive.
Life Without Principle (Full Review Below) by: Henry David Thoreau This short Essay by Thoreau is weightier than most philosophical pieces ten times its size. Thoreau detects a significant lack of principle among most in Western society, and his observations are as applicable today as when he wrote them. As a naturalist, Thoreau enabled himself […]
A fascinating book on the mysteries of the human heart…. love it!
Well, just started to read this. I actually loved Gleick’s previous book, The Information. “Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before. “
I was a bit intrigued when I read the below review by Noah Dow. So, I’m giving a try to this author…cheers. László Krasznahorkai’s book The Last Wolf & Herman can be read in two directions; as long as the spine is on the left, you can jump in on either side. Krasznahorkai revels in […]
Your Brain Is a Time Machine From neuroscience to language, from entropy to the Einstein’s Special Relativity, this book draws us into a myriad of concepts we encounter in our everyday lives and elegantly weaves neuroscience and modern physics together, drawing similarities between these fundamentally contrasting disciplines. The perception of time touches every aspect of […]