Book review: Monkeys with Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas

4/5 stars I’ve actually had this for a couple of years as I read that a writer I like (I forget whom)  used it and recommended it. And honestly, how can you not love that title? For me it will always be associated with that scene in HHG where Ford and Arthur have just been…

Book review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan

5/5 stars Audible version, narrated by (mostly) Seth MacFarlane. So this is definitely out of my comfort zone, but boy did I enjoy it! I find science in general and space and astronomy/astrophysics in particular really fascinating, but it’s not exactly my forte. Growing up I guess I was always more interested in/encouraged to pursue…

Book review: Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe

5/5 stars. This may be the most important book I’ve read in years. And for that alone it deserves top rating. It’s also well written, thoroughly researched and deeply personal, which adds another dimension to it. Sure there are a few minor things to remark on such as it focusing almost solely on the fashion…

Book review: Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

Rating: 4/5 stars To start out, I want to say that if you’re not a huge fan of Gilmore Girls, this book is probably not for you. Unless you’re a huge fan on Lauren Graham and her writing style and humour appeal so much to you that you don’t really care about the content. I…

Book review: Small Things Considered by Joel Schwartzberg

3/5 stars This collection was very uneven. It’s advertised as an essay collection, and though technically correct I feel most of the texts lack the depth and analysis I would generally expect from an essay. I’d rather call it a collection of anecdotes. It’s also very personal which isn’t a problem per se, but if…

Book review: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

4/5 stars This is a little bit of a tricky one for me to review as I don’t generally read non-fiction. The same “rules” don’t necessarily apply. Though ultimately I’m still going by how it made me feel and think. The book deals with problems of mortality and illness, as seen from the perspective of…