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World Order - Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger is almost unique in contemporary politics in combining deep intellect with a remarkable record of practical statesmanship. His latest book is as magisterial as all his others, if a good deal shorter – less than half the length of his classic, Diplomacy. 944 more words


Life-changing Books

It’s wonderful to finally have time to sit down and write. A while ago I saved a whole lot of draft titles – ideas, topics to come back to. 263 more words


Soph's Library: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

The Other Typist had been on my To Read List since the start of the year, and once I bought it I found the months slipped by without it getting picked up, its glamorous cover taunting me from the shelves. 873 more words


The Birdman's Daughter

The Birdman’s Daughter

by Cindi Myers

It was almost one decade ago that I got this book, before I was even of legal drinking age. I bought it for five and a half dollars from a supermarket thinking the main character was a mature woman and the plot entailed mature issues, and that maybe by reading it, I myself would be somewhat mature for it. 948 more words

Book Review

On the bookshelf: an A-Z book survey

Ever wanted to know my top three favorite books, what I drink while I read, or which books kept me up at night? This A-Z book survey has got you covered. 764 more words

On The Bookshelf

Soph's Library: Longbourn by Jo Baker

The first book for my 2014 highlights review list is Longbourn. I read it back in January on the Eurostar to Paris, and thinking of it casts my mind straight back to chilly January days and the Eurostar speeding through the French countryside towards a Parisian adventure (and the less enthusiastic journey home at the end!) 752 more words


Soph's Library: An Introduction to my Bookish World

One of the features I have been most excited to introduce to this blog centres around one of my passions in life: reading. I have been meaning to get this part of the blog off the ground for ages now, but it’s been sadly overlooked. 1,045 more words