This winter break, I am faced with an evergreen question: will I work or not?… Read More Working over the break: points and counterpoints
Once in a while, I read a book that stays with me for months after I’ve finished it. This was one of those books.… Read More Book Review: City of Stairs
Being a grad student, being any student for that matter, or just being alive usually means there’s a lot going on and a lot on your mind. There are a myriad of ways to take your mind off things for a little while, but personally I love to read. To me reading takes me away… Read More Taking Down Time: Tiny Escapes
A few months ago a rumour went viral on the internet: Bruce Willis was suing Apple for the right to pass on his iTunes library to his daughters in his will. The rumour was denied by his wife shortly after – not before many news sites reproduced the story though. In any case, this is… Read More Do you think you own your digital library?
Most often, fantasy books share common plots with evil forces raging and courageous, supernatural individuals battling to save the world. The characters are mostly vampires, zombies or wizards and in the long run it gets tiring and boring. After reading numerous pale imitations of J.K. Rowling and Anne Rice, I long gave up on fantasy… Read More Robin Hobb: A fantasy writer out of this world
The art of reading has always been my grand passion and varies from magazines, scientific papers, encyclopaedia and blogs to books (mystery, adventure, romance…). Over the years, I’ve developed a distinctive taste for a few authors, whose work I read religiously. After a hard fruitful day in the lab, or during insurmountable difficulties with lab… Read More Reading Susan Wiggs’s books – No Bookmark required