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    Book review: Ultralearning (Scott H Young)

    This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. Ultralearning is the first book of Scott H Young but he has been writing about ultralearning for years on his blog. I love his blog and follow it pretty regularly so when he first wrote about his book project, I was very excited and when the book was finally published, I knew I had to read it. Scott H Young is famous for his MIT challenge, a project for which he followed MIT classes and took the corresponding exams during one year. The goal was to come as close as possible to a standard MIT education, but…

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    Book review: The October Man (Ben Aaronovitch)

    Ben Aaronovitch is the author of the Rivers of London series. You can see my review of the books here. I am writing a distinct review about The October Man because although the book includes references to Peter Grant and other characters of the Rivers of London books, the story takes place in Germany and the main character is Tobias Winter, who is the German Peter Grant. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. The October Man In this story, we discover the KDA, the German equivalent of the Folly. Like in the UK, this is a very small department. The Director is a…

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    Traveling the world with books

    I love reading about reading challenges. As I recently read about several bloggers traveling the world with books, I decided to check how international my reading has been in 2019. For each book I read in 2019, I will check what is the nationality of the author and then list all the books by country This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. Australia The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion): This was a fun and lovely romance novel. You can read my review here. The Rosie Effect (Graeme Simsion): This is the sequel of The Rosie Project and it was also a very nice read. Wundersmith:…

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    Book review: Circe (Madeline Miller)

    I read Circe a few months ago, after I read many positive critics about the book on different blogs. Actually, I was very excited about the book because I have been interested in Greek and Roman mythology for a long time. I even liked the latin classes in high school. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. What is Circe about? Circe is written like a memoir. This is the story of the famous magician Circe, who is most famous for changing Ulysses’s crew into pigs.  The story begins when Circe parents meet. Her father, Helios, is a titan and the god of sun.…

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    Book review: The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)

    I read lately The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect by Australian author Graeme Simsion. Both books enable you to follow the life of Australian genetician Don Tillman. The books are both funny and very sweet. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. The Rosie Project In the first book, The Rosie Project, Don is single. He has had bad experiences by dates with women, mostly because he has asperger and his social skills are not very good. Don is very intelligent and a successful genetician but he has problems interacting with other people. His two (and only) friends, Gene and Claudia, are supporting…

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    Great books that will help you to live healthier

    Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. Therefore, I though that the month of living healthier had to include a list of books that will help you to live healthier. The books in the list will cover several aspects of a healthy lifestyle. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Books that will help you to live healthier Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ (Giulia Enders) I read this book in German when it became a best-seller in Germany. I can perfectly understand why the book was so successful. The author, the young German doctor Giulia Enders is fascinated…

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    Book review: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

    Fantasy is one of my favorite genre. I discovered Tolkien when I was 11 and I was enthusiastic. When I was 15, I discovered the Harry Potter series and I read the books again and again. I even began to read the books in English because I could not wait for them to be translated. Still today, I love reading Fantasy. Reading a good Fantasy book in the train before going to work is a great way to start the day. Currently, one of my favorite Fantasy series is Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. My…

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    Book review: Jean-Luc Bannalec’s Brittany mystery series

    The Brittany mystery series are now one of the most popular mystery series in Germany. The author, in spite of his very French sounding pseudonym, is actually a German writer named Jörg Bong. He is however a real lover of Brittany and you can feel it in each of his books. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Unfortunately, only the first books are translated in English. If you want to discover the books, you can read: Death in Brittany Murder on Brittany Shores The Fleur de Sel Murders The Missing Corpse The Brittany mystery series let us follow the cases of Parisian…

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    Book review: The Sacrifice (Indrajit Garai)

    This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. The Sacrifice is the first work of fiction of Indrajit Garai. However, he already published non-fiction books about ayurveda. I discovered this book through Estelle who is his most devoted reader. If you want to know more about the author, you can check her website. She made me curious about the book and I decided to buy and read it The Sacrifice  The book is composed of three short stories: The Move, The Listener and the Sacrifice. The Move is about Guillaume, a farmer facing financial difficulties. Guillaume lives alone with his son Hugo as the…

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    Book review: Madame Yang by Zhang Yihe

    Zhang Yihe is a Chinese writer and historian. During the cultural revolution, her father was seen by the Chinese authorities as a rightist. As a young woman, she was sentenced to 20 years for criticizing the wife of Mao Zedong in her diary. She spent 10 years in a re-education camp before she could be rehabilitated.  I wanted to insert a link to the English version of the book but then I saw that it was only translated from Chinese to French. So I will have to wait for the book to be translated in English… As Zhao Yonghai, vice secretary for the popular commune of Shibi, asks Yang Wanfang,…