logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: Booklikers-Recommendations
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2017-06-06 13:55
I'm the one in the corner, reading a book
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts - Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr Seuss, Steve Wozniak - that we owe many of the great contributions to society.

 

My lovely boss and fellow introvert lent me this book. Our department recently had a two-day team-building exercise (words that strike fear into every introvert's heart) and she and I took many deep breaths and gave a presentation on introverts in the workplace. We showed Susan Cain's TED talk, and oh boy did I relate to what she was talking about.

 

 

Now if I could just get the organizers of the next team event to ditch that ridiculous "let's all go round the table and tell everyone a bit about ourselves", I'll be ecstatic.

 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2017-06-04 13:42
I really have finished it this time
In His Majesty's Service (Temeraire, #1-3) - Naomi Novik

It's amazing how much more sense the opening chapters of book 4 make, when you actually read the final 14% of book 3. Sigh.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2017-01-15 02:25
DNF - but will probably pick it up again at some point
Hild - Nicola Griffith

I've been enjoying this, but it's quite detailed and slow-moving and unfortunately the library said I wasn't allowed to renew it for a third time, so I've had to return it. 

 

But I took the opportunity to check out a Kilt Dude book. 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2016-12-07 14:50
Reading progress update: I've read 268 out of 560 pages.
Hild - Nicola Griffith

It feels like forever since I last posted anything, but work has been hellish, the election threw me completely off kilter, and I have been in a complete reading slump. And of course the glitchyness of this site isn't helping.

 

Hild has been on my wish list for a while now, and I saw it on the shelf while I was in the library collecting a Baldacci book for my husband (yeah, I know; he's also in a reading slump and just wanted something easy to read).

 

It's a fictionalised account of the life of the childhood of Hilda of Whitby, and much of it is set in places I know very well. (I'm from the Kingdom of Elmet).

 

The writing style has taken a bit of getting used to, and a more detailed glossary would be helpful, but that's just me being nitpicky. It looks as if the slump could be over.

 

Whitby Abbey

 

 

Hilda of Whitby

 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2016-10-15 21:22
Halloween Bingo 2016 - Book 16 (Mystery)
A Siege of Bitterns: A Birder Murder Mystery - Steve Burrows

Mystery : A Siege of Bitterns, Steve Burrows

 

"This was how it all started for us, wasn't it, Inspector? Watching a few birds, wanting to know a bit more about them. Before we all got caught up in lists and numbers and races to four hundred and all that nonsense."

 

Well this is a series I will definitely be carrying on with. Obviously I love the birding aspect, but it also reminds me of Louise Penny's excellent Three Pines series with its sharp eyed Canadian policeman, and close-knit community. 

 

And here's an American bittern. But you'll have to read the book if you want know if one was spotted in Norfolk. 

 

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?