[Review] Trick Mirror

Dear Reader, Every once in a while, you start into a book not knowing what you are getting yourself into. This is precisely what happened to me when I began reading Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino. Initially, I believed this book to be an analysis on the many ways we humans indulge... Continue Reading →

[Author] Michael Robotham

Dear Reader, There are some big-name authors out there. Literally, writers like Stephen King, James Patterson, and Lee Child have their names printed just as big (if not bigger) than the titles of their books on the cover. In this way, just seeing a familiar surname is like a quality-assurance or brand marker for the... Continue Reading →

[Review] Disappearing Earth

Dear Reader, When you think of Russia, you probably conjure images in your mind of the Kremlin, Putin, or even the Russian ballet. I do to, and I’ve actually been to Russia a few times. However, as the greatest landmass in the world, Russia has more to offer than just Moscow. Today, I will review... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Four Tendencies

Dear Reader, There are four types of people in this world, well, at least according to Gretchen Rubin there is. In her highly-acclaimed book, The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too), Rubin divides people into Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels based... Continue Reading →

[Review] If Beale Street Could Talk

Dear Reader, Have you ever heard of the book “If Beale Street Could Talk” by James Baldwin? Me neither, but a few powerful reviews of the book made me curious to check it out: “A moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless.” –Joyce Carol... Continue Reading →

[Review] SuperFreakonomics

Dear Reader, “What do Al Gore and Mount Pinatubo have in common?” This is one of the many questions that economist Steven D. Levitt and writer Stephen J. Dubner answer in their hit book SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance. SuperFreakonomics like its predecessor Freakonomics explores how the... Continue Reading →

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