Friday, August 22, 2008

Some recent good reads

Here are some books that have been keeping me company over the last few months

Moments That Changed Us Moments That Changed Us by Colum Kenny

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is a must for anyone who is interesting in the changes that have made Irish society what it is today. From the divorce and abortion referendums to the court cases that changed how we viewed things. An excellent read.

An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: (or 2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots In Charge) An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: by John O'Farrell

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Like History? Like comedy? Then this is for you. This book mocks its way through 2000 years of British history mainly to prove that the British aren't British but a hodgepodge of invaders and who ruled by alot of idiots from 45 BC right up to 1945. An excellent read that had me in stitches at times.

A Short History of Nearly Everything A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Interested in Science? Then read this. An excellent book that will have you wishing you studied science instead of politics in Uni! (For a few moments anyway!) It answers all the question from across the realms of Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology. Packed full of useless information to amaze your friends, such as "Did you know the entirety of Yellowstone National Park is a Volcano?" (Well really a hotspot). Bryson is unbeatable with his writing and makes science something really interesting and funny! He not only charts the discoveries but also the people behind them and his descriptions are fantastic! Well worth the read, makes me yearn for the school laboratory again.

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