Blink is by Malcolm Gladwell The blurb: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell is a non-fiction book about the unconscious mind. In particular, though the part of the unconscious mind we automatically use to make split-second decisions, what he calls 'thin-slicing'. We like to believe our rational mind weighs facts and… Continue reading Book Review: Blink
Can a Great Read Affect Your Brain Chemistry? Researchers began the 19-day study by performing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on the students’ brains while they were in a resting state for the first five days of the study, before the subjects read Pompeii. Then, over the next nine days, the students read sections of… Continue reading Is that awesome book affecting your brain? Looks like
I admit I have watched the movie Pride and Prejudice several times... but Never read the book. Normally I would read the book first before ever watching the movie. It is just one of those books that I never had any desire to read to be honest. Then after watching the movie I was going… Continue reading I admit it….
I am reading Jason (An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel) by Laurell K. Hamilton which is a novella I picked up at the pharmacy because I have read her books before. I love the early Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. I admit as the series turned from urban fantasy to more erotica I was a… Continue reading Book: Jason by Laurell K. Hamilton
Last to Rise (A Rojan Dizon Novel) is the final book in this series by Francis Knight. See my review for Fade to Black and the second in the series Before the Fall. The blurb: The city rises upwards not across. Those at the bottom, as you might imagine are rather downtrodden and rarely see… Continue reading Last to Rise: Book review
Before the Fall (A Rojan Dizon Novel) is the second in the series written by Francis Knight. So far there are three. See my review for Fade to Black The blurb: The city rises upwards not across. Those at the bottom, as you might imagine are rather downtrodden and rarely see light, or much… Continue reading Before the Fall: Book Review
Fade to Black (A Rojan Dizon Novel) is the first in the series written by Francis Knight. So far there are three. I am about halfway into the second one at this point. The blurb: The city rises upwards not across. Those at the bottom, as you might imagine are rather downtrodden and rarely see… Continue reading Fade to Black: Book Review
Went to my favorite place today and hunted down some books. Most of them are new authors to me but look intriguing. I have a vacation coming up (Yes, even those of us who are on disability take vacations), so it was necessary I find enough reading material to cover up to then and the… Continue reading It was a good hunt
10 ways to seduce a writer Absolutely true. What my spouse does is buy me book gift cards because he has no clue what I have read and what I have not. Then he brings me book shopping and follows me around holding the books for me. He knows how to woo a woman.
I have run out of books to read in my stack which means I am planning to go book shopping next weekend. We do not have a bookstore in the city I live in. Shocking I know. Horrific actually. So we have to travel to the closest city to us which is actually quite close.… Continue reading Kindle feeds that book addiction…
What book have you read more than once and would read again? If you are like me whenever you run out of books you know you have plenty others you can read again. I have some I have read many times over like Great book of Amber which has the entire Chronicles of Amber… Continue reading What book have you read more than once and would read again?
I just finished The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism by A.C. Grayling and it was quite enjoyable to me. Keep in mind I am a philosophical agnostic who enjoys this sort of discussion but leans strongly towards atheism. It is just that sort of book I can enjoy. Thinking about religion and… Continue reading Book Review: The God Argument
For my birthday my spouse bought me a new Samsung tablet and I have been having a great deal of fun playing around on it. One app I have found is a Kindle app that links to all my Kindle books. I thought to myself why not? There could be a time I do not… Continue reading Suckered in by a free book
Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature: I had to share this site I came across. Often you can find some really interesting books. Sometimes the sort you might llookfor in a library for research but are able to download. Sometimes the Classics, which are great… Continue reading Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature
Kate Elliott is a great writer to begin with. This new series starting with Cold Magic (The Spiritwalker Trilogy) was better than I'd thought it would be. Now I thought it would be good because of the author, but it surpassed expectations. First of all, it is written in first person but has the feel… Continue reading Book Review: Kate Elliott’s Cold Magic
themagicfarawayttree: odin, norse pagan god with ravens by tudor humphries I love Norse mythology. I love mythology in general… who does not love stories about gods? Where the gods are even more flawed than we are and when we chance upon them it never fairs well for us… which rather makes sense. Anyway, I think we do project upon… Continue reading Norse Mythology picture
“Have you really read all those books in your room?” Alaska laughing- “Oh God no. I’ve maybe read a third of ‘em. But I’m going to read them all. I call it my Life’s Library. Every summer since I was little, I’ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So… Continue reading
Some people talk about comfort foods… well I have ‘good reads’. Those books you can just sink into on a bad day and take your worries away. That and I read all the time with migraines (well not extremely acute ones, but all the other ones) and it lets me escape from that constant affliction… Continue reading