Some reading projects are more ambitious than others. On my journey to reading a biography of every American president the time has come for Nixon (I’m on 3 of 45). This is an excellent biography of a powerful, yet insecure and anxious man, in period of great turmoil historical. Corruption and paranoia; this dense biographyContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Richard Nixon: A Life’ John A. Farrell”
Since many of us don’t read for pleasure only we should be careful not to discard a book because it’s not a thrilling rollercoasters ride. Some books I struggled with—that bored me or overwhelmed me— also gave me valuable insights and context for understanding the world and human nature. Consult your ‘Why’ before you discardContinue reading “Quit or Persist? Know When NOT to Quit a Book.”
This is a new sub-genre for me; ‘Biographies about ancient dudes written by other ancient dudes’. Iamblichus wrote this book about Pythagoras life and teachings around 300 AD. The book is fascinating, often boring and sometimes complicated. 📝 He traveled everywhere he thought he could find wisdom. “He thus passed 22 year in the sanctuaryContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Life of Pythagoras” by Iamblichus”
This short and sweet books became the next stop for my Hermann Hesse obsession. —- The story has magical, almost mystical feel to it. Almost impossible to understand at times, but we are being warned, that the story about to be told about the journey to the East, is an untellable story. It’s not justContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Journey to the East” by Hermann Hesse”
I did a “favorites of 2016” last year on my instagram and I thought it would be a good addtion to my blog. Good book recommendations are always relevant, right? The list for 2017 is coming soon butthese books sure are worthy gifts for loved ones this holiday season! Favorite Books of 2016 – BiographiesContinue reading “Biographies You Should Read ASAP!”
I finally got my reading list (with scores!) from last year published on the site. I bet you’ll find something you like in there! Enjoy!
Just starting this book, “King of the world” by David Remnick, which was “nonfiction book of the year” according to Time magazine when it was first issued. Let’s see how it holds up! I’m pumped for a new biography!
After reading several of his earlier works (Franklin, Einstein & Jobs) I can’t wait to get my hands in Walter Isaacsons Leonardo Da Vinci biography! What books are you looking forward to this year?