English book reviews

  • Florence Gildea – Lessons I Have Unlearned Because Life Doesn’t Look Like It Did In The Pictures 3 augustus 2021
    Life is not a fairy tale and I guess you look different from the Photoshopped images of models and celebrities. Yet, anxiety, strict rules, health problems, etc. can mark your self-image. Florence Gildea shares her experiences so far in Lessons I Have Unlearned Because Life Doesn’t Look Like It Did In The Pictures. She’s blunt ...
  • Laura Bartnick – Being Creative 28 juli 2021
    In Being Creative, Laura Bartnick, shows how creative God is, and how we are made to cultivate education, laughter, nutritious food, respect for others, unity in God’s children, financial codes of conduct, imagination and creativity, healthy boundaries, responsibility, and praise to borrow her plea on the final pages of the book. Bartnick is no fan ...
  • Mia Zephyr – Road to Dawn 25 juli 2021
    To start anew after a troubled youth and an addiction to self-mutilation, the still young Claire Saint picks up a unique chance to become a tattoo artist. In the LA-based shop Oblivion, she’s mentored by the owners Dillon and Rick. At her birthday party, she meets Rick’s attractive roommate Lee. What starts out as a ...
  • Suzanne Skees – MY JOB Gen Z: Finding Your Place in a Fast-Changing World 19 juli 2021
    In MY JOB Gen Z: Finding Your Place in a Fast-Changing World, Suzanne Skees addresses Generation Z (born in and after 1995) and their challenges in today’s job market. Faced with a recession and pandemic, conditions worsened in the past years to get a properly paid job. The book contains many short interviews with youngsters ...
  • Ester Albini – Myofascial Training : Intelligent Movement for Mobility, Performance, and Recovery 16 juli 2021
    Fascia, the connective tissues just below our skin, support our bones and muscles, give our bodies posture and flexibility. It’s important to keep your whole body fit, strong and mobile. In Myofascial Training: Intelligent Movement for Mobility, Performance, and Recovery, Ester Albini first takes a deep dive into the biology of fascia. Serious stuff, not ...
  • Chris Oestereich – What Do We Do After the Pandemic? 14 juli 2021
    In this second book by the Wicked Problems Collective, a loose affiliation of thinkers, journalists, and researchers, a compilation of ideas are offered to answer the question What Do We Do After the Pandemic? Is there a need for a great reset, a unique chance to not let a good crisis get wasted? How could ...
  • Lucy Pussett – Diary of a Contemporary Woman 13 juli 2021
    In the Diary of a Contemporary Woman by erotic fiction writer Lucy Pussett, the protagonist, Angelique Santoro, is single for the first time in fifteen years. She just turned 34 and feels deeply unhappy within the constraints of traditional, straight relationships. Back as a teenager she already broke free by kissing a girl and unleash ...
  • Minal Bopaiah – Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives 12 juli 2021
    Diversity and inclusion are not only buzz words but a prerequisite for a safe workplace, where everyone has what they need to thrive and participate fully. Equity does not fault people for being different; it makes room for difference and then leverages it. In other words, equitable cultures, systems, and organizations are designed so everyone ...
  • Ali Villaverde – Feud 7 juli 2021
    Feud is a new translation and telling of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez‘s La Barraca by Ali Villaverde. The fictional drama is set in 1887 on the plains near Valencia. Batiste Borrull and his family are decent, hard-working peasants, Christians like the others around them who share the irrigation canals to fight the drought and protect the ...
  • Suzanne Schneider – The Apocalypse and the End of History : Modern Jihad and the Crisis of Liberalism 5 juli 2021
    Historian Suzanne Schneider elaborates an interesting perspective on the rise and dispersion of the Islamic State (ISIS, Da’esh) in the light of neoliberalism in the western world, against which IS’s jihad is aimed. Where (world) wars are not fought anymore by nations against nations, we see civil wars, arbitrary boundaries fall apart and people from ...
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