Books of 2016

Time to read: 4 minutes In 2016, I discovered goodreads again (I signed up for it in 2012), and found their “book challenge” section, which I promptly set up with a goal of 30 books. Turns out, 2016 was a good year for books! We got new bookcases to make ours happy. Our books are happier and we are happier! […] continue reading »

7 books I would re-read from my 2014 bookshelf

Time to read: < 1 minute When you take advantage of every opportunity to whip out a kindle rather than a mobile phone, you end up reading a decent amount. In 2014, I read 31 books. You’ll need to scroll inside the box below to see them all. The white frame contains links to my books collection which I curate on […] continue reading »

I promise not to read…

Time to read: 2 minutes I read a lot. I am always reading. Street signs, menus, books on the tube, magazines with my coffee, newspaper headlines as i pass a newsstand. I am a reader.  My favourite escape and one of my favourite pastimes in life is to expose my brain to new experiences, information, emotions and ideas, using books. […] continue reading »

you are kindly invited to sponsor my amazon addiction (or how I added a paypal “donate” button to my wordpress blog)

Time to read: 2 minutes I have just started working as a freelancer, and intend to continue blogging and expanding my knowledge. Sadly, both of these pursuits, while extremely pleasant, are lucrative for amazon and bring me nothing more than joy. So I’ve decided, a bit belatedly, to add a paypal “donate” button to my blog for anyone who would […] continue reading »

Make them beautiful! Make them free! Publishers, the reading paradigm is shifting!

Time to read: 4 minutes This week, a good friend of mine is releasing a new book. I am dying to read it, and he’s already got a copy for me, which is amazing. Thing is… I’ll never carry a hardcover around now that I have a kindle to read from. And I don’t want to pay double for books […] continue reading »