Historical Novels

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Tutankhamun living under shadows

Egypt, 1324 BC ‘For a world with so much sun, we live in a dark place, in a dark time…’ For Rahotep, chief detective of the Thebes division, life is about to get very complicated. On the shadowy city streets the cryptically mutilated bodies of several young people are discovered. These brutal acts are destablising … Continue reading

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

I have not seen the Oscar winning movie. I would rather read the book then see the movie later. So it was with the interest of finding out the story behind the movie, I reserved this book from the library.  I have been reading a string of light weight book so far. Surprisingly the book … Continue reading

Beware of Your Beloved Wife (or wives)

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of the faith is to see what you believe – Saint Augustine How much do I know about the Mormons and the Jesus Christ Church of the Latter Day Saints (LDS)? Not much.  I first heard of the Mormons while talking to a person … Continue reading


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)