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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

On China, Henry Kissinger

This book gives a fascinating insight into China, and particularly its views on foreign policy, through the eyes of Henry Kissinger. The book starts with a brief history of China, … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Moneyball, Michael Lewis

This is a book about baseball, and in particular how the common ways of judging players, at least at the time of writing, were giving the wrong signals to managers … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Inside Out

Note that this contains spoilers The premise of this film is that each emotion inside a person’s head is represented by a character, and these characters work together, or not, … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Catholic Church and Conversion, G.K. Chesterton

In this short book, Chesterton writes on the topic of conversion to Catholicism, both from his own experience and of prejudices he perceives others hold against Catholicism. He starts out … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reading Backwards, Richard Hays

This is a short book with the aim of encouraging us to see how the four Gospels are filled with Old Testament references and allusions, and how in our reading … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton

In this novel, set in 1680’s Amsterdam we follow Nella, an 18 year-old from a previously wealthy family, now given in marriage to a successful merchant twice her age. At … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment
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