Category Archives: Book & Reading

Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic by Esther Perel review and quotes


Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic by Esther Perel My rating: 5 of 5 stars Very interesting and thought-provoking approach to human sexuality in and outside of relationship. Well written and demonstrated with case examples, Perel’s book … Continue reading

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Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character … review and quotes


Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mr Feynman reminds me of my grandfather. Prankster and joker, who enjoyed his life and people around him. Topping that, Feynman … Continue reading

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Siddhartha by Hesse


Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse My rating: 5 of 5 stars A really wonderful interpretation of eastern philosophy and Buddhist spirituality. Siddhartha’s journey is as saintly as it is human. Unlike many other spiritual journey stories, the hero experiences human and … Continue reading

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Forever War by Joe Haldeman


The Forever War by Joe Haldeman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Easy read and somewhat predictable story. However, it is very entertaining and engaging. Haldeman creates a story with realistic military complexity and stupidity. His use of time dilation … Continue reading

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Review of The Martian by Andy Weir


The Martian by Andy Weir My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was a great surprise. The character is well developed and the story flows smoothly. The narrative is funny, witty and smart. Andy Weir does a great job … Continue reading

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Review of On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads by Tim Cope


On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads by Tim Cope My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a long and fascinating tale of adventure, history and culture. Tim Cope delivers an … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day


Learn to Laugh. Seriousness is a sin and a disease. ~ Osho      

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Child-44 by Tom Rob Smith


Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was highly recommended by a friend.Because of that I think my expectations were quiet high. Unfortunately, the book fell a bit short of it.It is an … Continue reading

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another wonderful story from Neil Gaiman. If Caroline is a kid’s book and Graveyard Stories is an adult fairy tale, this book is … Continue reading

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Another chapter in the Void Series by Peter Hamilton


The Abyss Beyond Dreams: Chronicle of the Fallers by Peter F. Hamilton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very nice follow up to the Void series. Hamilton explorers further into the mystery of the Void and it’s origins. The new … Continue reading

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