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How To Read 100 Pages A Day

In an essay written in 1946, Books v. Cigarettes, George Orwell recounts a story of why people from poor backgrounds didn’t read as many books as those of more privileged stock. During a discussion between a friend of Orwell’s and two factory workers, while they were fire-watching during the Second World War, the two men […]

Sports

Seven Deadly Sins Summary

Seven Deadly Sins is a book by the Irish sportswriter, David Walsh, regarding his campaign to out Lance Armstrong as a doper. It’s a fascinating account of his decade long pursuit of Armstrong, who at the height of his power, was virtually untouchable. It’s amazing to think that when Armstrong was ‘winning’ multiple Tour de […]

Science

The Future of Humanity summary

The Future of Humanity is a book you have to read if you’re fascinated by physics like I am. I’ve always been intrigued by what the future may hold for humanity and whether it will involve us travelling between the stars. I remember watching numerous documentaries when I was a child and being fascinated with […]

Sports

Moneyball summary

Moneyball takes a look at the world of baseball and how the underdog team the Oakland Athletics, who operated on one of the lowest budgets in the league took on the powerhouses of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. I don’t follow baseball and I’m not much of a fan of the sport. […]

Novels

Crime and Punishment summary

Crime and Punishment is one of the best novels I have ever read. Written by Dostoyevsky, it’s a whirlwind of a book that probes deep into the human soul. The book follows the story of Raskolnikov, a former student turned pawnbroker who commits a terrible act one day. From then on Dostoyevsky weaves a stunning […]

Novels

The Beach Summary

The Beach is one of my favourite novels and is much better than the film version of the book. The book is narrated in the first person by Richard, a British backpacker who is travelling in Thailand. During his travels, he discovers a map which leads to a beach where a group of fellow travellers […]

Novels

Animal Farm summary

Animal Farm is an allegorical novel about a group of farm animals who overthrow their human farmer and set up a farm to serve in the interest of the animals who inhabit it. The novel was written by George Orwell as a cautionary tale against Stalinism. The plot of the book mimics the Russian Revolution […]

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8 Smart Ways To Read More Books

Reading is one of the best habits you can develop. Warren Buffett, regarded as the best investor of the 20th century, estimates that 80 per cent of his working hours are devoted to reading books. If Buffett deems reading to be that important, it’s obvious it’s a habit more of us need to take up. […]

Self improvement, Entrepreneurship

Outliers summary

Outliers is one of those books that is hard to put down. I found myself turning the pages constantly with a minimal desire to put the book down. The book looks at how many successful people reached their goals. It’s the book that gave rise to the 10,000-hour rule, which states you need 10,000 hours […]

Finance

I Will Teach You To Be Rich Summary

I Will Teach You To Be Rich is a fantastic book if you want to get to grips with your finances and learn more about to build wealth. I’ve never been the most financially literate person and have only recently learned how to get my finances in order and make my money work for me. […]