The curious enlightenment of Professor Caritat – Steven Lukes

This books was recommended to me by one of my teachers at university and I really liked it!  Inspired by Voltaire’s Candide, Steven Lukes combines theory and fiction to explore complex but nonetheless important political and social concepts. The main character, Nicholas Caritat is a professor of the Enlightenment who is sent on a mission …

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Love letters to bookshops around the world

A special book full of bookworm love. This is a collection of love letters to bookshops around the world by many authors including Elif Shafak, Ali Smith, Ian Sinclair and Alaa Al Aswany.  The letters display such a sincere interest in books and the different aspects of a reading life: browsing a bookshop, selecting a …

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Everything you've ever wanted – Luiza Sauma

Science-Fiction pick of the day! Imagine that you had the opportunity to leave our technology-driven world for a more fulfilling life on another planet. This is the journey our main character Iris undertakes. Tired of the surface, shallow bonds she has, the hegemony of social media and all the screen-staring it entails, her boring job …

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The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

Disappeared for a bit of time: I have been very busy setting up my bookstagram ( @wordssinmotion ). Summary : according to Gladwell, the "tipping point" is "that magical moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire." A fascinating book on the power of small actions to …

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Books that will make you think

The unbearable lightness of being by Milan KunderaA magnificent advocacy of momentary beauty (lightness) against Nietzsche's criticized heaviness in the everlasting search of meaning. Lightness versus weight is the key dichotomy Kundera's story. Outliers by Malcolm GladwellThis book will challenge your notion of success by demonstrating that talent is not a determining factor in success …

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Some of my favorite quotes and excerpts from 2019 books

An accurate representation of all the beautiful writing waiting to be felt and understood by bookworms. Books are wonderful in all ways. For their content, the imagination they help develop, the incredible stories to discover but I must also admit, for their magnificent arrangement of just the right words, at the right moment. Here are …

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