When you Read too Many Non-Fiction Books…

…and start to get diminishing returns for the time invested. 😎 I Need to find something that pushes me forward! 😀  

Thoughts on: ”The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr

Maybe you were suppose to do something important right now, but got distracted by a notification. Or you talked yourself into that it might be a good idea to check your social media. It has been 10 minutes, something might have happened? Nicholas Carr modern classic The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to OurContinue reading “Thoughts on: ”The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr”

Thoughts on: “My Experiments With Truth” by Gandhi

We get to follow a great man in the making in this autobiography by Gandhi. Like a mad scientist, and from an early age, he experimented with every area of his life to find essence of the soul. ——————————– Being very limited in my knowledge about Gandhi, I expected a focus on religion in thisContinue reading “Thoughts on: “My Experiments With Truth” by Gandhi”

Thoughts on: “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins

A lot of times we look at darwinian survival on the level of the organism. Richard Dawkins suggest that we instead should look at the survival of the individual gene as the driving force of natural selection. The organism, being a fish or a human body is just a vessel. A survival machine for protectingContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins”

Thoughts on: ”The Origin of Political Order” by Francis Fukuyama

I feel defeated. This book is way beyond my level of understanding of Political Theory and it was too much for me to take in. —————————————— The book is trying to discover the origins of political institutions, that we take for granted today, and that is not a small task. Starting in prehistoric times andContinue reading “Thoughts on: ”The Origin of Political Order” by Francis Fukuyama”

Thoughts on: “Under The Banner of Heaven” by Jon Krakauer

The year is off to a good start with a third Krakauer book under my belt! ————— Mormonism is not a big thing here in Sweden (The are less than 10 000 Saints residing here) and this is my first close look at the Mormon faith. ————— It’s a history of Mormonism told around storyContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Under The Banner of Heaven” by Jon Krakauer”

Best Books of the Year – #2

#2 “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains” by Nicolas Carr —-— Having anxiety about how the Internet is changing us? As we enjoy new ways of consuming information, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— The book is incredibly interesting and explains aContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #2”

Thoughts on: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance

I was not the only one that woke up confused with Donald Trump installed as president of the United States. ————————————————- This book has helped me understand how this could happen and why it came a such a surprise for a lot of people. ————————————————- The book is part memoir and part sociocultural analysis. J.Continue reading “Thoughts on: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance”

Best Books of the Year – #4

#4 “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson —-— The gripping biography of the most prominent innovator of out time. ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— Parts goes to Isaacson for being able to write a 600 page book without any real low points, and parts goes to Steve for being such an interesting fella! Anyhow – it’sContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #4”

Best Books of the Year – #5

#5 “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer —-— Christopher McCandles was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992. He had left society and family behind, burned his money (literary) and set off on a journey to find the true essence of life, far away from job security, conformity and aContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #5”