The myth of the rational voter by Bryan Kaplan (not yet read)
Le Manoir aux Quat’saisons with recipes from the chef Raymond Blanc.It looks so beautiful and tasty… I look forward to trying one!
Killing Commendatore of Murakami (now reading, and so far I find it so good)
Le corps de la lettre by Pierre Bergounioux: French speaking, it is about the origin of the written language and the letters of the alphabet.Super interesting and engaging.
Dark Ecology by Timothy Morton: So So so bad, I don’t rad it.
The last three books I bought were gifts:
- Small fire Everywhere -Celeste Ng
- The hidden Life of trees -Peter Wohlleben, a beautiful illustrated edition.
I can also recommend the book to anyone
There were also the book Week Gift and the Boekenweek essay, which I have kept for myself.Before that, it was three non-fiction books I had for myself:
- The gardener’s Companion to Medicinal Plants -from the Botanic Gardens of Kew
- Explorers ‘ Botanical Handbook -Florence Thinard (really interesting, all field notes of historical figures like Linnaeus, Darwin & Marco Polo)
- Rhs Botany for Gardeners -Geoff Hodge
The last two novels I bought are Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo and Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.Oh and before that, it was two novels by Anna Enquist that I was fortunate to encounter in a second-hand book shop.
I am now in a phase of my life in which I am doing a lot of old things again.This includes reading books. As a person I have become both my old self (core) and completely new. So it’s great to read books again with new eyes!
Unfortunately (of course not really) I read as a child and young adult everything that was loose and stuck!Soon I started reading my parents ‘ books, for lack of reading material for my own age. I am now reading those books again. The last few books (bought digitally-doesn’t really count for me) were from Lisa Scottoline. At that time my mother had chosen for me because it is about lawyers. I was very fond of it (now still), but it’s easy to read books. They easily read away, between the jargon by Dan.
Furthermore, I’m reading ‘ only on the world ‘ again.Again I discover whole new things. What a wonderful but terrible story. Gives you new insights into our current life. What we are spoiled for and what are few people still happy with what they have. Compared to Remi we have nothing to complain about (when it comes to livelihoods etc).
Apart from the books on my bedside table (I still prefer real books) I read in my break everything that is loose and stuck (read: Free is) from the AppStore.In The summer you also always have such an app ‘ holiday Bieb ‘ There I choose to book for my son, but I secretly read them myself often too. I read a lot, but never the same genres. That way I don’t get confused.
The last book I bought physically is one of Terry Goodkind’s books.I think ‘ Blood of the fold ‘. I gather these books because these are books that inspired me to write stories when I was 15/16.
Or the same thing went differently, I found these books so good that no story could still match.I was just being dejected. Then I thought ‘ then you have to do it yourself ‘, so. So these books have a special place in my brain;)
The last book I bought is an audiobook, titled How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut (2017). [1
I have become interested in the topic ‘ artificial selection ‘, after I have read the book Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) or In Dutch horses, swords and pathogens of Jarred Diamond.
Books I get by exchanging, donation, borrowing and buying.
The last out of exchange; John Gairola-The Long Night
Donation: 1001 Albums You should have heard.
From Leen: Paul Theroux-Darkstar Safari
Bought: Austin Kleon-Show your work!
Jordan Peterson’s book 12 Rules for Life, an antidote to chaos.
Maybe not so well written in English. Instead from beginning to end reading through, I found it easier to browse it and read only the sections that interested me. Maybe it’s better in Dutch.
I recommend it.
Jordan Peterson has a unique view of psychology and can tell you about it in a way that is understandable to everyone. No dry, tough scientific substance but lively and engaging with a touch of humor.
If you want to get acquainted with the ideas of JP: on YouTube You’ll find hundreds of videos of his lectures, lectures, interviews, and other talks.Worth a look!
A student cookbook for my youngest son, who will be studying at the University of Groningen next year.
This is Marketing of Seth Godin.The best book in the field of marketing that I have read (and I read pretty much!).
Absolutely recommended if you are interested in marketing.