Author: Colin Marks

  • Review: Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Can Change Your Life by Rosamund Dean

    I’ve been meditating now for a couple of years, and have been significantly over-drinking for three decades, so when Kevin Rose (a guy I have a lot of time for) mentioned this book on his podcast I thought I’d give it a try. One key aspect of this book is it’s not about stopping drinking, […]

  • Review: The Summer of Impossible Things

    The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. I did struggle to get into Rowan Coleman’s The Summer of Impossible Things. I love the time travelling concept; I’ve recently finished Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time, and I adore Audrey Niffenegger’s […]

  • Review: Post-Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back

    Post-Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back by Matthew d’Ancona My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. Trump, for all his faults, is gold dust for the entertainment industry. He’s petrol on the flames of satire, and the butt of countless books and articles […]

  • Review: Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World

    Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World by Mitch Prinstein My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. Mitch Prinstein’s Popular is an interesting read. It addresses all aspects of popularity – why it’s important, how it evolved, and where it can lead. I did enjoy it, […]

  • Review: The One

    The One by John Marrs My rating: 4 of 5 stars The concept behind The One is interesting – match.com with DNA profiling. I was expecting a book that would explore whether likability or sexual attraction could be predetermined by something so scientific as a double helix. Some of the themes could’ve tackled the viability […]

  • Review: Option B

    Option B by Sheryl Sandberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. I remember reading about the death of David Goldberg when it happened. He was holidaying in Mexico with his wife, Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook), and suffered some form of heart attack in the hotel’s gym. […]

  • Review: How to Stop Time

    How to Stop Time by Matt Haig My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. I’ve read a few books recently where the tone or the style changes partway through, and typically when this happens, those changes aren’t for the better. Matt Haig’s How To Stop Time falls into […]

  • Review: The Dollmaker

    The Dollmaker by Harriette Simpson Arnow My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. Harriette Arnow’s The Dollmaker, first published in 1954, was set during the last months of the second world war. With the current rise of economic migration, this story about the clash of cultures is as […]

  • Review: The Giant Jumperee

    The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. This is a typical Julia Donaldson, and that’s a good thing. The story is short, well written and with a twist that the kids love! There’s no Axel Scheffler and there’s less rhyming than her […]

  • Review: The Best of Adam Sharp

    The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. I loved this book, it’s like Nick Hornby for a maturer audience. Maybe because I’m more or less the same age as Dooglas, or maybe because I’ve had some of the same experiences, […]

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