Review: What is Fat For? By Ignatius Brady

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Health and Well-Being, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: What is Fat For? Author: Ignatius Brady Genre: Science, health, mind and body Publisher: Ignatius Brady Pages: 163 The main thesis of Dr Brady's book appears to be what is called the 'protein leverage' hypothesis, that changes in the availability of protein can trigger large changes in the behaviour of animals. The author says that people who eat less protein are more likely to have weight problems. Somewhere in this book, Dr Ignatius...

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Review: Dickens Study Guide by Lee Fisher Gray

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Dickens Study Guide Author: Lee Fisher Gray Genre: Reference Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd Release Date: January 28, 2015 Pages: 144 Lee Fisher Gray has done the hard work. He has gleaned for us within the compact structure of a book, details about a multitude of characters from the novels of Charles Dickens. My Rating: ★★★★☆ A critic once made the following remark about Charles Dickens’s parents: ‘His father was Mr...

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Review: Famine, Affluence and Morality by Peter Singer

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Famine, Affluence, and Morality Author: Peter Singer Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: December 1, 2015 Pages: 128 Singer's simple rule that can help you to decide how much to give is this: the amount of money we spend in 'luxuries, not necessities'. My Rating: ★★★★☆ Peter Singer’s Famine, Affluence and Morality is essentially an impassioned plea for individual philanthropy. He addresses the people of the...

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Review: Straight from the Donkey’s Mouth by Eleni Trataris Cotton

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Straight From the Donkey’s Mouth Author: Eleni Trataris Cotton Genre: Travel Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd Release Date: November 14, 2014 Pages: 200 Although Eleni Trataris Cotton's Straight from the Donkey's Mouth is a work of fiction, it almost reads like a travelogue and gives a good view of the present day Greece and its problems. My Rating: ★★★★☆ The events of this amusing and delightful piece of fiction take place in Greece....

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Review: Reading Chaucer’s Poems: A Guided Selection by Bernard O’Donoghue

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Reading Chaucer's Poems: A Guided Selection Author: Bernard O'Donoghue Publisher: Faber & Faber The volume contains extracts from most of Chaucer's major works along with short introductions to the poems and adequate glossaries with word meanings appended at the end of each chapter. My Rating: ★★★★☆ Geoffrey Chaucer’s poems are not easily accessible to the modern readers. His language presents an immediate difficulty...

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Review: Why We Work by Barry Schwartz

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Why We Work Author: Barry Schwartz Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: September 1, 2015 Pages: 112 Barry Schwartz's Why We Work seeks to challenge the myth that human beings work only for material gains. My Rating: ★★★★★ Barry Schwartz’s Why We Work seeks to challenge the myth that human beings work only for material gains. In this small 88-page book the author, who teaches psychology at...

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