The Xanthippic Dialogues is a work of “fictional philosophy” written by the late great English philosopher, Sir Roger Scruton, who passed away in December 2019. It is a parody on the writings of Plato which were mostly based on his… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #4 Children of Time
I rarely write reviews of works of fiction, but this book is part of my 52 Books Challenge with Goodreads so I’d better get used to it. Children of Time is a science fiction novel written by Adrian Tchaikovsky and is… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #3 Time, Big Ideas!
Time, written by Eva Hoffman is one of the books in the Big Ideas series in which writers are encouraged to think about our world afresh including politics, our passions and preoccupations, and our ways of seeing the world. They… Read More ›
52 Book Challenge: #2 The Reluctant Professor
John Carey is a retired professor in English Literature, emeritus professor Merton College Oxford who is perhaps best known for his “anti-elitist views on high culture. He has chaired the Booker and the Man Booker prize awards on several occasions,… Read More ›
How to Review Your Year of Books Read
I received an email the other day from Goodreads, a website I use to search for books of interest and to read reviews written by enthusiasts. It gave me a complete breakdown of all of the books I’d read across… Read More ›
Crossing a glacier for a hot chocolate!
I’ve been rereading, or rather listening to via Audible, Mountains of the Mind, a book I’ve had for a while. I’m starting to discover that “listening” to a book is a very different experience especially if it’s a non-fiction book… Read More ›
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