No new resolutions – and the joys of rereading

There’s not been a bookish New Year’s resolution post this year, and for good reason. Last year’s one failed spectacularly. Let’s have a look. 1. I hoped I would spend less on books. I didn’t. I hoped I would borrow more from the library. That was the case when I was unemployed, but since I’ve started working full-time the resolution has gone out the window. … Continue reading No new resolutions – and the joys of rereading

Oyinkan Braithwaite „My Sister, the Serial Killer” – book review

I was struck by the cover of this book. And then I heard it got longlisted for the Booker this year. Amazon had it on sale for Kindle, and I just could not resist- even though with that good a cover, you sort of want it for your bookshelf. This was a quick and very enjoyable read. The story is set in Nigeria. Korede is … Continue reading Oyinkan Braithwaite „My Sister, the Serial Killer” – book review

Max Tegmark “Life 3.0” – book review

Max Tegmark’s Life 3.0 is a speculation about the consequences of developing “general artificial intelligence”. General AI is a computer intelligence that can be used to solve a wide variety of problems. This type of AI is opposed to today’s highly-specialized AIs that focus on one task: such as face-recognition or playing chess. Tegmark is a general AI enthusiast. He is convinced that general intelligence … Continue reading Max Tegmark “Life 3.0” – book review

Walter Isaacson “Steve Jobs” – book review

There are many adjectives that I would use to describe Steve Jobs – „dull” is not one of them. I don’t think I would have had the patience to read a biography of this length if I hadn’t been listening to it on Audible. I listened to it over a few months, dipping in at leisure, and taking breaks when it got to be a bit too … Continue reading Walter Isaacson “Steve Jobs” – book review

The panic about my TBRs…

I’ve signed up for two challenges in January of 2019. The Back to the Classics Challenge 2019 and The 2019 TBR Pile Challenge! #TBR2019RBR. The sum total of those challenges is 22 books. So far I’ve read exactly 5 of them (!)  and it is now the end of October. This post is an attempt to regain some control. The sections are: The books that I’ve read so … Continue reading The panic about my TBRs…