I really like motivational books where the author gives us s glimpse of their life and a perspective on their journey from failure to success. The author profusely explains his life and how he embarked on the road to success after experiencing a lot if crises and downfall.
Soooo.....never a good idea to buy Halloween candy in advance. Lolllll. I am loving my thriller/mystery/horror kick as of Kate, but hoping to dive back into some historical fiction soon! This is my first book by Fiona Barton. Didn't know too much about this when I dived in, but enjoying the multiple perspectives and wondering how everything is going to tie together! Anyone else read this? What did you think? Any good historical fiction recommendations? I think I may read Caroline: Little House, Revisited for my next book. #bookstagram#booknerd#bookaddict#booksandsnacks#thechild#fionabarton#indigobooks#weekendreads#psychologicalthriller
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and the habits summarized by the author which could enable us to lead an extraordinary life are very practical and can easily be incorporated into our schedules to get maximum results. This is a book you have to read again and again so you can get a guideline on how to ingrain positivity and effective results in life. #bookstagram#bookaddict#bookaddiction#booknerd#booklover#bookworm#selfhelp
Piccolo #bookhaul di libri raccolti qua e là nell'ultimo periodo. Le graphic novel che vedete sono ambedue @baopublishing , gentilmente offerte dal Sig. Fiance che me le ha momentaneamente affidate. Ma sono sue. Non mie. Sue. Precisiamolo che qualcuno qui è materialista e attaccato ai beni terreni comunque sia non vedo l'ora di leggere Reverie mentre sto già leggendo Da quassù la terra è bellissima e... gnii. Magari ve ne parlo piú avanti. Poi ho finalmente trovato un saggio su matematica e mondo naturale: La matematica della natura di Barone e Giorello, edito Il Mulino, che non vedo l'ora di leggere l'altro é un volumetto piuttosto interessante intitolato Io ho ragione e tu hai torto (un dialogo filosofico). Ma soprattutto!! Stamattina in uno scaffalino di bookcrossing ho trovato Storie Impreviste di Dahl! Un ottimo modo di incominciare la giornata conoscete qualcuno dei titoli citati?
Soy de esas personas raras, de las que nunca podrás comprender y que seguramente desaparece por momentos. Pero seguramente estaré ahí cuando lo necesites, como el reflejo aparece en un espejo. Siempre estaré ahí. -
I finished @shashitharoor’s “Inglorious Empire” this afternoon, which is his assessment of Britain’s colonial rule of India. I was disappointed by the first chapter, which dealt with the economic impact of colonialism on India. While the data was compelling, it did not necessarily make for a readable narrative. That all changed from the second chapter onward, however. Tharoor considers, one by one, the various arguments which are usually trotted out by apologists for empire. These include whether the British gave India political unity, a free press, it’s parliamentary system, it’s legal system, the English language, sport and infrastructure. His conclusions are unambiguous and devastating. Colonial rule was a disaster for India. Britain had no interest in the welfare of the Indian people, but were purely there for their own economic interest. Tharoor shows how Britain let India starve during famine times when it could have intervened, and put down threats to it’s rule when needed. Tharoor recounts the horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre, when British troops encircled non-violent Indian protesters and over a period of ten minutes opened fire and murdered hundreds of the protestors. .
The dark history of the British Raj and its legacy must never be forgotten, and books like “Inglorious Empire” are essential reading to that end. Recommended. .