Ten Books I Would Love to Reread

Some people say life is too short to finish bad books. It’s also too short to read all the books you want to, even if they were all good. It’s also too short to go back to the ones you loved and read them again. Then there are the ones you thought were bad, but…

New Book Acquisitions & Site News – August 2017

Only three books purchased?! What’s going on? That’s right; I only bought three books in August. There were no trips to second-hand stalls, no tempting sales, only the books I already intended to purchase. And on that, I am sticking with my recent resolution to get those books I had been avoiding. First up is…

New Book Acquisitions & Site News – July 2017

Last month I wrote about shifting my shopping focus to books that I feel I have been neglecting lately – books that are about important contemporary issues or books that might teach me something. True to my resolution, in July I bought 17 Equations that Changed the World by Ian Stewart. For those of us…

The Shahnameh by Abolqasem Ferdowsi [A Review]

The Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings, is an epic poem composed by Abolqasem Ferdowsi in the late-tenth century, early-eleventh century. It chronicles Persia’s legendary and historical past, through the lives of its kings, from the creation of the world to the seventh-century Arab conquest that brought Islam to Persia. It has been described as…

New Book Acquisitions – June 2017

In mid-June it looked like I wasn’t going to buy any books in the month. I wasn’t feeling ‘it’. No books were jumping out at me, making me feel that it was essential that I have them and read them. No books were making me feel anxious that they may soon be out of print…