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"The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice and the Truth about Success" by David Epstein

My great-great-great uncle William Cayley was a country doctor, infamous for once riding up on his horse to a patient’s house. Peering through the window from his saddle, he intoned to the man’s wife that “he will be dead in 3 days”, before galloping off into the distance. 637 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Fabulous Non-Fiction Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week is a Freebie — we each pick our own topic. 641 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert - a review

From Wired’s Top Ten best books of 2014, #LeedsReadsRecommends The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on Earth. 371 more words

Book Reviews

How the World Works by Christiane Dorion (review)

I first found out about Christiane when work hosted the Royal Society Young Peoples Book Prize last year. Her book How Animals Live was nominated for the prize and I ran a workshop with her on animal adaptation as part of the days events. 400 more words

The World Around Us

Books you might like if you've seen 'The Theory of Everything'

If you have seen the film ‘The Theory of Everything’ you might be aware that it was based on Jane Hawking’s book  ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’ 210 more words


I Love Books!

I do. I really love books. I see kids walking to and from school staring at their phones, but when I was in junior high and high school, I read books as I walked to school. 286 more words