Productivity, or as I like to think of it, the art of getting sh*t done.
I’ve consumed a fair few self-help books / articles / podcasts / TED Talks on this subject as I like to think of myself as a productive person who can always learn more. But mostly I started reading this kind of stuff because I wanted to leave work on time (which was rare!) and get some help in managing my time to effectively plough through the mountains of work that I had when I used to work in PR.
Book Review: The Unusual Possession of Alastair Stubb by David John Griffin (published by Urbane)
It’s *very* rare that I read horror, and this will likely be the only review on this blog for a long while! However, I won a copy of this book in a Twitter competition held by the author and I wanted to give it a read. Before I start on the story, I just want to take a moment to appreciate the stunning cover and inside design! The bugs are shiny on the cover and are dotted about inside too. The font looks gothic and adds to the overall feel of the book.
Book Review: More Human by Steve Hilton (published by WH Allen)
If, like me, you are feeling disillusioned and frustrated with the current political system, the archaic and ineffective structure of Government and it’s pandering to big corporates, the inhuman focus on data / meeting targets / cutting budgets for ‘efficiency’ rather than looking at what the people on the ground really need, then More Human is for you.
I am a firm believer that every story has a reader and we all like different things. My reviews and ratings are personal to my tastes and preferences. I do not accept/receive any monetary compensation for my reviews and with that in mind, I will endeavour to post honest and authentic reviews whether positive or negative. All the books I review are either purchased by me, borrowed from my local library, or provided by publisher/author free of charge, and my reviews are uninfluenced by the method/source through which I obtain the book.
Book Review: Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan (published by Orbit)
This fantasy novel focuses on two characters: Tyen and Rielle. Tyen lives in a world where magic powers industry and although the industrial progress has been startling, it is sucking the magic out of the world and leaving a trail of Soot in its wake. Apart from powering industry, magic is not allowed to be used. Tyen is a student at the Academy which guards the use of magic and Thief’s Magic opens with him finding an intriguing book whilst grave robbing with his archaeology professor for the Academy. This book turns out to be trouble for Tyen. Others want it as it contains secrets that people want to expose or people want to hide, and it has a strange hold over the student which leads him to do anything he can to protect it.
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