readingfastandalot

Reading fast and a lot: I do and you can too

“How come you read so many books?”. This question is posed to me all the time. And usually, I have the same answer – I shrug, smile and give a non-committal response. Now, I realize that’s not really helpful; so, I am going to lay bare some truths from my... Read more

the last colony

Review of The Last Colony by John Scalzi

“The Last Colony” is the third book in the “Old Man’s War” series, by John Scalzi.  We get two protagonists who are familiar to us – John Perry and Jane Sagan. At the end of the ‘The Ghost Brigades’, we get the hint that John and Jane are going to... Read more

the ghost brigades

Review of The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

“The Ghost Brigades” is the second book in the “Old Man’s War” series, by John Scalzi. It tells the story of Jared Diriac, a private in the ghost brigades i.e. the special forces arm of the Colonial Defense Force (CDF). “The Ghost Brigades” is a very different book from its... Read more

old man's war

Review of Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

“Old Man’s War” is the first book in the “Old Man’s War” series, by John Scalzi. It tells the story of the protagonist, John Perry, a septuagenarian, who signs up to join the “Colonial Defense Force”, which is tasked with aggressively defending Earth and its colonies, against aliens. “Old Man’s... Read more

you are getting sleepy

You Are Getting Sleepy

“You Are Getting Sleepy: Lifestyle-Based Solutions for Insomnia” is written by  Paul Glovinsky and Arthur Spielman, experts in Sleep Therapy and co-authors of the book “The Insomnia Answer”. This book offers an individualized approach to getting better sleep, taking into account the particular challenges that stand in your way. In... Read more

moonbreaker

Moonbreaker

“Moonbreaker” is the eleventh book in “Secret Histories” series, by Simon R. Green. It continues the story of Eddie Drood who was poisoned in his last outing. Eddie and Molly are searching for Edmund Drood when this story begins. The Secret Histories books have been a guilty pleasure for me. The characters... Read more

kill society

The Kill Society

“The Kill Society” is the ninth book in “Sandman Slim” series, by Richard Kadrey. It continues the story of our favorite eponymous character – Sandman Slim – who was killed killed in his last outing . He wakes up in the Tenebrae, the desolate land of the dead. The Sandman Slim... Read more

whatcoloristhesun

What Color Is the Sun

“What Color is the Sun?: Mind-Bending Science Facts in the Solar System’s Brightest Quiz” is written by Brian Cleggs, author of many articles and books on science. This book is a collection of popular questions on science. “What Color is the Sun?” is structured in a quiz format. There are... Read more

astrophysicsforpeople

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” is written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, who needs no introduction. This book is an introduction to astrophysics for people who do not have the time to delve deep into the subject. It is a slim volume which whet the appetite of the curious. “Astrophysics... Read more

seven brief lessons

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

“Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” is written by Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist and one of the founders of loop quantum gravity theory. Simon Carnell and Erica Segre translated this into English from the original Italian. This book has been written for those who know little or nothing about... Read more