Monthly Archives: December 2012

Wideacre by Philippa Gregory

This novel is based around a women of a land-owning family somewhere in the South of England. We see her as she grows up in the country, we learn much about the farming practices of the day, and because it … Continue reading

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Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Roach begins the book with a short history of space travel, from animals to humans. Then she moves on to chapters tackling each aspect of human life in space, from it’s psychological effects, to it’s more nitty-gritty physiological ones. Read … Continue reading

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Skagboys by Irvine Welsh

This story is set in 80s Edinburgh. The chapters are broken up a little by comments on the state of Thatcher’s Britain at the time, and how the drug epidemic which lead to an AIDS epidemic came to hit Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

I do enjoy thinking about thinking. I like learning about how the subconscious mind works, and considering how we seemingly unexplainable humans and our behaviour can be explained.  Read the review here.

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