A Promised Land

A Promised Land

The headline from Britain’s The Independent reads, “Barack Obama’s A Promised Land review: An elegant, thoughtful memoir from the coolest president America ever had.” I couldn’t put it better myself and would highly recommend paddling your way through the 700-odd...
Holiday reading guide 2020

Holiday reading guide 2020

Looking forward to some downtime over the holiday season? Why not spend it with a good book! Here are our pick of books to lose yourself in this year. The selection includes new works from Zadie Smith and Kate Grenville, a guide to user-friendly design, the horrible...
Trust

Trust

Just as there are some places you don’t want to live – Midsomer, the fictional town in the UK TV series Midsomer Murders, for example, or those towns in the US state of Maine where many of Stephen King’s scariest novels are set – there are some people you really don’t...
The English language: two books that look behind the scenes

The English language: two books that look behind the scenes

It’s not every day one encounters the word sprachgefühl – that gut feeling for language that fuels editors and spurs proofreaders to action – let alone in two books back to back. Granted, these two books deal with similar topics: the first with words and the ‘rules’...
Punctuation?

Punctuation?

This short book from Thomas Bohm at the British firm User Design provides a helpful and downright pleasant walk through the main punctuation marks of the English language. It combines succinct discussions of each punctuation mark with whimsical illustrations into a...
Radical Uncertainty

Radical Uncertainty

The good thing about the global virus lockdown has been more time to read. The bad thing has been all the uncertainty about pretty much everything, from one’s health to the economy and world peace. All of which has made it a perfect time to pick up the new, 528-page...

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