Book Review: God is Not Great

The late Christopher Hitchens had a long and varied career as a political and social commentator and journalist known for his exceptional ability as a polemicist. In his later life, he was best known as one of the ‘Four Horseman’ following the publication of God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Like much to…

My Bad Reading Habit (What’s Yours?)

Do you have any bad habits when it comes to your reading? Or do you read in a way to offset or correct a bad habit you are susceptible to? I know that some people will stop reading a book part way through if they are not enjoying it. I used to be the same and…

Book Review: Next Year in Jerusalem

A foreign superpower occupies the Holy Land. Insurgency is on the rise. Terrorists attack foreign soldiers and immigrants as well as any locals found to be complying with the occupiers or deemed to be in violation of their strict interpretation of religious laws. A new man has been appointed to govern the land and quash…

New Book Acquisitions – February 2017

Followers of this blog will roll their eyes if I were to say, again, that I am trying to cut down on my book purchases. But I am trying to institute a change and improve the quality of my purchases. I think a fault of mine in recent years has been to be sucked in…

Book Review: Goa, Through the Mists of History

It was on a 2008 trip to Goa that my parents and I came across Luis de Assis Correia’s book on the history of Goa at a book market. His Goa, Through the Mists of History from 10,000 BC-AD 1958; A Select Compilation on Goa’s Genesis looks to be a self-published book (it has no…