Books

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Another book to continue on my Agatha Christie run, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of her classics. In fact, so far, it might just be my favourite detective story. And that wasn’t an easy decision. It has a lot of rivals, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, whom I practically idolize, to her… Continue reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

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Books, Random Bits

WWW Wednesday #1

This the first time I'm doing WWW Wednesday, as seen on Taking on a World of Words. It seemed like a fun way to share what I and other people have been reading. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?… Continue reading WWW Wednesday #1

Books

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was the result of a dare from her sister Madge who challenged her to write a story. It introduced the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who became a long-running character in Christie's works. My first experience with Poirot was in Murder On The Orient Express, a long while back, so… Continue reading The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Books

And Then You’re Dead by Cole Cassidy and Paul C. Doherty, PhD

If there was ever a book with a perfect clickbait title for me, it was this one. First of all, it's bright yellow cover meant I could see it from a mile away. I picked it up on my way out of the library. And the full title is What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed… Continue reading And Then You’re Dead by Cole Cassidy and Paul C. Doherty, PhD

Books, Tech

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Non-fictions are rarely page-turners. Interesting and engrossing, sure, but whether they're informative, biographical or describe some real event, there's not much room for suspense, especially any outcome is usually known before you even pick up the book. This one was different. Investigative journalist, JohnCarreyrou gives a detailed account of what went on inside Theranos, a… Continue reading Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

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Educated by Tara Westover

I could tolerate any form of cruelty better than kindness. Praise was a poison to me; I choked on it. I wanted the professor to shout at me, wanted it so deeply I felt dizzy from the deprivation. The ugliness of me had to be given expression. If it was not expressed in his voice,… Continue reading Educated by Tara Westover

Books

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

Where do I start with this book? There was so much going on in the 900 pages, which easily makes it the largest book I've read this year. One of Neal Stephenson's earlier books, Seveneves was my first blog post about a book over two and a half years ago. While that was recommended by Bill… Continue reading Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

Books

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

When Forbes declared Kylie Jenner the youngest self-made billionaire, she came under some scrutiny, particularly for the title of "self-made". Apparently, a lot of people thought the only reason Kylie's product line took off was the fame she gained because of her half-sister, Kim. So is Kylie really self-made? To answer that, let's look at… Continue reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

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The Sports Gene by David Epstein

As someone who loves running and is currently training for another half-marathon, it's incredibly fascinating to listen to the stories of various athletes and learn about what made them so astonishingly successful. And it makes it even better when the book is recommended by the author of one of my absolute favourite books, Hope Jahren… Continue reading The Sports Gene by David Epstein

Books

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Given my previous choices, this was quite an unusual one for me. Chinese mythology is not something I regularly read, or really know anything about. Yet, somehow, the book completely grabbed my attention, so much so that I finished it before the two books I was already reading. I didn't really remember how it got… Continue reading The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo