Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is as much a triumph of research as it is a call to arms for creatives to begin seeing resting as a skill, something that we should take seriously, to learn and improve at.
Make Time is an excellent, clear and sometimes provocative book that gives plenty of ‘aha’ moments along with easily actionable advice to help ensure that you get to do the things that matter most to you in a busy world.
An enjoyable Wild West adventure from the author of Jurassic Park, released ten years after his untimely death.
Insightful ideas to live by or an outdated rivalry-based methodology to get ahead in life? You decide.
The Sellout is a deftly woven tale of one man who tries to put his hometown, Dickens (a little-known region of Los Angeles) back on the map after it is removed in a wanton act of gentrification. I’m not sure I’m qualified to write a review of The Sellout. It’s a book that made my […]
This week I read Jon Acuff’s Finish. Unlike an earlier book of his (titled Start), Finish is aimed at people who have no trouble starting projects, but struggle to reach the end of their goals, for myriad reasons. (Hello!) It’s a motivational book which has at its heart a simple premise; perfectionism is the enemy.
It’s a wordy and possibly unappealing title, but this was a book that delighted, surprised, amused and saddened me in equal measure – sometimes all at once. A philosophical adventure with pretty much just the right amount of everything. The story opens with a hilarious scene introducing the two main characters: Elsa, a seven-going-on-seventy-year-old girl, […]
A grand journey that takes place under the sea — discovering both the natural wonders hidden in the depths of the oceans and the elusive and mysterious character of Captain Nemo. This review contains significant spoilers — I’m not really sure how to write a thorough review without them. Go and read the book then […]
Amble through this beautifully told tale of love, the differences that lie between men and women, patience, maturity and redemption, set in rural Victorian England, and well deserving of the title of Literature. On maturing, one begins to appreciate the finer things in life — whether that’s enjoying a glass of Malbec and camembert so […]
Opening a new book is always interesting – it’s often with a sense of trepidation that I begin, effectively opening up my mind and imagination to anything that someone decides to write. A good story can get in your head but some stories can stay there forever, and that’s not always a good thing! I […]