Had the best time at the book launch for Margaret Atwood‘s ‘The Testaments‘ at Waterstones Piccadilly. Gorgeous readings from Romola Garai & the amazing Margaret Atwood. Then ran like a madwoman for my last train home! So worth it. Now for some train reading 😍 #books #amreading #thetestaments #margaretatwood #bookstagram #midnightlaunch #lovebooks #favourites
This book is laugh-out-funny, heartbreaking, poignant, incisive, and silly in equal measures.
One of the best graphics memoirs I have ever read, and I highly recommend it.
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“Living every day in the presence of those who refuse to acknowledge your humanity takes great courage”
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a marvellous historical family saga and the best book I have read so far on the experience of immigrants/refugees.
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“If only human beings were not masks behind masks behind masks. If only this world was a clean board of lines and intersections. If only time was a sequence of considered moves and not a chaos of slippages and blunders.”
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
A superb work of investigative journalism on how a crafty extremely privileged white blonde girl/psychopath scammed and handled some of the world most powerful policy and business elite (mostly a punch of old white men thinking with their dicks) and the dreadful ramifications on the health and welfare of millions if it wasn‘t for the bravery and commitment of a whistleblower and a journalist.
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Brilliant heartbreaking saga of familial strife, love, music and revolution in China.
It is a complex but immensely rewarding reading experience, and I hope more people will get to enjoy it as much as I did.
#greatbooks #historicalfiction #china #culturalrevolution #classicalmusic #favourites
Science may provide the most useful way to organize empirical, reproducible data, but its power to do so is predicated on its inability to grasp the most central aspects of human life: hope, fear, love, hate, beauty, envy, honor, weakness, striving, suffering, virtue.
Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air
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