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Matt Haig -The Humans

Matt Haig -The Humans August 7, 2019

Score: 6.5/10                  Should I write this while I read it, it would be probably 8…  Meaning it’s a good times, but this dude is unlucky to be compared with Huxley’s The Doors of Perception, which kicked my doors of perception white open, leaving his book somewhat forgotten on the yard. Rather unique point of view on a life in general. It bears some deep points, interesting facts (?), even usable tips on…

Kobe Bryant – The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

Kobe Bryant – The Mamba Mentality: How I Play January 2, 2019

Score: 7/10 Let’s be honest Kobe is better than you! And also, Kobe wants you to know it. So he decided to write this book. (My wild guess would be that this idea was initiated by the photographer, but the reason why Kobe said his “Yes!” was this.) And this approach would essentially be the very opposite of the Mamba mentality Kobe is preaching. It would be that wandering unfocused mind trying to diminish accomplishments of those who’ve found their…

Bill Bryson – Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson – Notes from a Small Island December 5, 2018

Score: 7/10 I needed to keep forcing myself into reading it. No joke, but I did so with great pleasure, since as there is sun above the clouds, there is a LAUGHTER in each 5 pages you are going to read. And you ARE going to read it! As we all know, there is absolutely no glimpse of a doubt about Bill Bryson being THE funniest man alive. He is out to get you. I mean, you know that he…

Paulo Coelho – The Witch of Portobello

Paulo Coelho – The Witch of Portobello October 29, 2018

Score: 7/10 Well, obviously! Having old phone makes you read more, as you don’t spend your evenings watching Youtube videos of Best Forgotten NBA plays episode 7, but you read. So yeah that’s why is my old mobile hugging the book as if they have the most intimate relationship. Because they do!  That’s why! (And you are damn right if you think I will keep this old phone for a while as it is my turn now to play with…

Mario Puzo – The Family

Mario Puzo – The Family September 21, 2018

Score: 7/10 I can’t blame you for singing “we are family, I got all my sisters with me…”now. As a matter of fact, I’m doing it too. BUT, oh boy, once you read this one you won’t be singing it so carelessly anymore. Guaranteed. Let me take you back to the Italy of greatest minds in the history. We shall meet with Michelangelo, Machiavelli and many many more and it’s hard to argue, that this was somewhat of an intellectual…

Paulo Coelho – Like the Flowing River

Paulo Coelho – Like the Flowing River September 6, 2018

Score: 6.5/10 And let me start with this-> I’m an idiot. I should have read the backside of the book and I wouldn’t get this negative surprise. But, as it often happens, this negative surprise turned out to be an advantage. So here I go giving almost perfect score to this piece (kind of reluctant to call it a book). So what does this piece do? (Assuming you would be very childishly (and cutely too) asking “what does it (Like…

Anthony Trollope – Can You Forgive Her?

Anthony Trollope – Can You Forgive Her? September 6, 2018

Score: 6.5/10 HONEST MOMENT ALERT! HONEST MOMENT ALERT! There was a time in my life, when I wasn’t this cheerful merry well-balanced person, you know me as. “What, WHAT?!” you go once again (am I still able to surprise you this easily?!). I was a wretched man thinking that love is a sorrow and the worse the relationship goes, more worthy it becomes to fight for it. Not going to be as indiscreet as to provide details (you will guess…

Colleen McCullough -The Thorn Birds

Colleen McCullough -The Thorn Birds September 6, 2018

Score: 7/10 Don’t google the name of the book! And don’t do it NOW! Or do, but bear the consequences. You will INSTANTLY fall in love with the great Rachel Ward for she is the most beautiful woman we had a chance to see in the television. (PERIOD.) (Call me a hypocrite for stating that I don’t watch the TV and now going overboard on this one, but…) The TV series was a top notch thing and so was the…

Paulo Coelho – By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Paulo Coelho – By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept September 5, 2018

Score: 7/10 #Low-dog-ear-ation Intro: I have always admired people who actually study the books they are reading, not just read them. (And sure, there are books to be read for sheer pleasure, but you know, and you know it for a fact, that there have been some lessons you wish you would have writtendown when you read some books and you damn right should.) And for that, I always fold my corners on the bottom parts of the page (low-dog-earing…

Malcom Gladwell – The Tipping Point September 5, 2018

Malcolm Gladwell -The Tipping Point & Paulo Coelho – By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept Score: 10/10 (mostly for the discussion potential this combo provides) (I know we are on an uncharted territory of comparing incomparable, but let’s give it a shot.) Weeks ago, I had this conversation with the colleague of mine, where I, being the constant complainer that I’m, expressed my jealousy towards the atheists or 100% theists,’ cause I find it so INCREDIBLY difficult…

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