Sapiens – The book of human history of Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens History of Humanity book – a dream that recounts a relentless evolutionary journey about a temporary home called the universe, where the small humanity resides as a grain of sand on a vast desert.

Yuval’s Human History Noah Harari has a four-part structure from the revolutionary awareness, agricultural revolution, human unity to the scientific revolution. Humans from a “not-so-outstanding animal” to the highest position of the pyramid, playing the hegemony of the Earth.

Are you afraid that the following book will be like a dry, tasteless textbook, a history, biological doctrine that you have studied before? The answer is no. That’s why Bill Gates praised Harari as the one who tells the history of humankind, making everyone feel the most accessible.

Before thinking about the “non-dominant animal” in this book, we need to realize what homo sapiens mean? According to the study, our ancestors were a large type of ape. That great type of ape is not only an ancestor of humankind but also an ancestor of chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans today. In it, species sapiens (wise) belong to the person genus. After Homo floreiensis was extinct 45,000 years ago, homo sapiens were the only human remains. Therefore, we use the term Homo sapiens to refer to humans today.

13.5 billion years ago, matter and energy appeared to mark the beginning of physics, atoms and molecules appeared to mark the beginning of chemistry. Then, over the next 9 billion years, the Earth formed.

Everything that is predetermined, the species that are present, the Homo sapiens developed in East Africa, then the revolutionary awareness gives people the language of imagination to serve the needs of communication and information exchange. then agricultural revolution, scientific revolution quickly motivated people to go beyond the Earth.

From the beginning to the end of the book, Haraki has warned about the rapid evolution of humans compared to the rules and mechanisms of nature. People from the penultimate position in the food chain list have made spectacular leaps.

The Great Gatsby ‘- a America’s great novel

The Great Gatsby is the “extraordinary, beautiful” novel by writer Fitzgerald. It is on the list of the 100 best novels of the 20th century and one of the ten greatest works of all time. That is voted by Time magazine, was translator Trinh Lu translated under the title of Great Gatsby.

Gatsby tells the story of Nick Carraway’s recollections of the 1922 incident to his close friend Gatsby and his secret relationship with his cousin. She was married – Daisy, “for the whole life Gatsby went to build this house and property because of the beauty. For Gatsby it’s the ideal of life.

Before that, Gatsby knew Daisy when he was in the army, but at that time Gatsby was just a white hometown guy, having no money to worry about, taking care of Daisy. And when he met his love, Gatsby was determined to do everything to get rich to get Daisy.

Later, Gatsby made a plan to ask Nick to invite Daisy to Nick’s house for a small tea party without telling anyone that Gatsby would be there. And luckily (or possibly unhappily), Gatsby was reunited with the man in his dream, and he showed Daisy his cheeky fortune, and after the first moment of surprise the two quickly slammed into each other wings fast.

The sneaky, secret and tragic affair, has something like that taken from the life of the author. Writer Fitzgerald and his affair with Zelda – who loomed in most of his novels, all of those are appeared in it.

Almost in all Fitzgerald’s novels, the first page deals with Zelda, his first love, full of melancholy and bitterness. The two had been engaged, and had canceled their marriage because Zelda had to wait too long. And after both came together, when Fitzgerald, at that time, became famous and became rich by selling his novels.

Review The “Colorful” book – Mori Eto

The “Colorful” follows the usual insecurities that people may encounter in life, but some people find them too abnormal, too horrible, leading to heartbreak and then unable to overcome.

In order to release those norms, Colorful presents an unusual solution. Life is a way to live the way you like, but once you have withdrawn from it, there is no experience for you to choose.

The content of the book is told of a serious offender, he died and not reincarnated. But while his soul is losing his memory and floating in a dark place worthy of him, a white angel appeared, raised his hand to stop him, announced that he had just won the lottery. fortunate of heaven, received the opportunity to practice cum challenge.

If the practice is favorable, memories of previous life will gradually return. The moment I remember the sin I caused was also the end of the process of lodging. Your soul will leave the body to borrow and turn to heaven, convenient to set foot in reincarnation, reincarnated into another life.

In Makoto’s body, this soul must begin to understand Makoto’s life from relatives and friends to school. Gradually, that sinful soul is integrated into the boy’s life and opens many interesting, worth pondering for us.

The family has a mild father, a mother who is a good brother and a good student, Makoto only has the opposite psychological tendencies orther people. It seems like all that is needed for a happy family but the truth is quite the opposite. Journey to life in Makoto’s body makes the soul feel the same when they both feel despised by father Makoto’s weakness at work, the mother’s adultery with a dance teacher, and his brother’s words Leave him for a different lifestyle and no friends.

Colorful opens the door to a colorful life with innumerable experiences and insecurities in the soul that anyone can encounter.

Review the book “Travels with Charley”

 

How do Americans live?
What is Americans really like now?

These are the questions that a US Nobel Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck had asked himself when he was 58 years old. To answer those questions, he decided to drive a rickshaw across the United States. He began to go from New York City on the East Coast, through the central Great Plains, through the Montana Mountains, to California on the West Coast.

He continued to travel west along Texas to the south, crossing the southern states. Finally he returned to New York. It was a journey of nearly sixteen thousand miles that John Steinbeck called the “journey to the United States.” He had only one companion friend, that’s Charley.

Especially It’s a dog. That’s name is Charley. That’s why this book has a name “Travels  with Charley”

John Steinbeck has found not only a United States but many American states on the same land. He saw not a single “American” concept that was a lot of different Americans in geography. They differ in their wealth, in their religious beliefs, in their political views, in the concept of “American dreams” and “American values.”

And so, while “finding the United States”, but this is also the journey John Steinbeck to find out his own. While He is a writer, he must face with his diverse people, the natural scenery and the complex social status of the United States. He found himself in his time as a human being, facing difficulties. And he was very happy to be with a dog that’s a loyal companion. But sometimes it was like a naughty child.

When you do Read “Travels with Charley”, you will be with Steinbeck in search of the United States as well as find out yourself. And maybe you will also find yourself in agreement with the journeys of a writer who is always on the side of the laborers of their country. Most importantly, the people who have chosen this land as a place of living are just trying to make the most worthwhile life.

Most Recommended Mystery Books

Mystery books are one of the most popular categories, especially with everyone becoming more intrigued by real crime on television. There are lots to enjoy with writers who truly know how to keep you on edge with twists that only get you deeper into the story. There are many types of mystery books, each offering a unique view of what the writer wants to portray while also making you consider all the possibilities while finding out it’s actually a lot more involved.

Mystery books are great for all reading interests, especially for those of you who enjoy a read before bed. Sure, the story might have you wanting to read one chapter off to the next, but once you put the book down, it’s almost as if your mind is focused on the book instead of the things that usually keep you up. If you’re new to this category, choose any of the below books to get started.

Double Knot by Gretchen Archer


For those of you interested in a story that is intriguing and fun at the same time, Double Knot might just be your next great read. The super spy, Davis Wayne ends up on a luxury cruise with 50 billionaires but cannot get off the ship for some reason. The story follows as she attempts to find out why she’s trapped and what she can do to release herself. Even though the book lacks in thrilling details, it doesn’t introduce rather interesting characters while also adding emotional moments.

The Girl who Lived by Christopher Greyson

Introducing some suspense with a mysterious murder twist, The Girl Who Lived focuses on a woman living on the outskirts of a psychiatric hospital and attempts to find out more about her sister’s death along with the killer. Darkness is introduced with the abuse of drugs and alcohol, which is used to add yet another mysterious aspect to the story. Furthermore, the tale manages to grab your attention as emotions run high while the fast-phased tale unveils.

Escape Artists by Brad Meltzer

For those interested in conspiracies, The Escape Artist introduces you to a woman on the run and fearing for her life as officials are attempting to track her down for the things she knows. The interesting tale includes conspiracies that date back as far as Houdini. The twisty story providers an excellent read and manages to keep readers entertained as it all comes together, making it the perfect choice for someone interested in figuring out the mystery as it happens.

Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb


From a number 1 New York Times bestseller, J.D. Robb introduces Brotherhood in Death that features a detective trying to trace the disappearance of a powerful man with many dark secrets, causing him to have loads of enemies. The great thing about this book is that it reveals thrilling details and twists as more bodies pile up, which could be somewhat overwhelming or new readers, but for those with some mystery book experience, this is sure to keep you tuned in.

Five New Books We Recommend You Read

1. Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

Lake Success, published by Random House and written by Gary Shteyngart is about a hedge fund guy in Manhattan who throws it all away to hit the road. The main character, Barry Cohen is married with a kid and has accumulated over $2 billion in assets. Cohen leaves it all behind to search for a past girlfriend but more so to leave behind demons that are chasing him. This is one that will not disappoint as it is perfect for a generation facing their 40’s.

2. The Imposter by Javier Cercas

The Imposter is based on a true story. It is published by Knopf and is based on the life of Enric Marco, a mechanic. Marco was a public face for Spanish Holocaust survivors and was the president of its survivors association. He won awards and merits of distinction for his work until his survivor story was found to be hoax. The book details how Cercas attempts to understand the fabricated lies and deceit Marco undertook and why. It discussed when it is acceptable to lie and who is better qualified to talk about the past, the survivor or the one that studies history.

3. The Splintering of the American Mind: Identity Politics, Inequality, and Community on Today’s College Campuses by William Egginton.

The splintering of the American Mind takes a look into how politics, identity and inequality has changed the mindset of American people. Egginton is a professor at Johns Hopkins University and argues that universities and colleges have becomes expensive clubs for the privileged elite versus ones available to the masses. It is one that will generate conversation, both off campus and on in how that exclusivity is changing the American mind.

4. Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment by Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama takes a sympathetic analysis of political identity. It is one that sees the author arguing that the sense of being is now dismissed and that material interests are the driving force for many in the world. He explores how other countries cultivate identities within their people based on democratic and liberal values in a fresh and crisp presentation.

5. Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond Arsenault

Arthur Ashe: A Life is published by Simon & Schuster, $37.50 and is the first major biographical book about the Arthur Ashe, one of America’s greatest tennis players. It was written by Raymond Arsenault, a civil rights historian and depicts how Ashe’s activism was an important part of his life, just as tennis was. The book offers a close look into his life and includes evidence that supports he was more than just a tennis player, but one who was extraordinary in his off-court work.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

John Carreyrou’s latest nonfiction book, released by Alfred A. Knopf almost automatically became a New York Time bestseller, and I longlisted by the McKinsey Book of the Year and Financial Times Award. According to the New York Times, the book reads like All the President’s Men, only a West Coast version of it.

Told by the award-winning journalist, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in Silicon Valley offers the full story of the rise and breath-taking scandalous collapse of a Multibillion-dollar biotech start-up. It is seen through the eyes of the journalist who first uncovered the truth and then despite threats by lawyers and pressure from the CEO pursued the story until the shocking end.

The Full Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of Theranos

Elizabeth Holmes, CEO and founder of Theranos, was thought to be following in the footsteps of Steve Jobs. It was 2014, and the talented Stanford University dropout had the medical industry in turmoil with her machine that promised to revolutionise the industry, make blood testing significant easier and faster. The project back by big investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper enabled Theranos to use a fundraising round to sell shares worth $9 billion. This puts Holmes net worth at $4.7 billion (estimated).

While it all sounds wonderfully well, there was one major problem, and that was that the technology never worked. John Carreyrou tells it all. Bad Blood is about the fascinating story of about corporate fraud in Silicon Valley.

The book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in Silicon Valley Startup is now a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence

Elisabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, was only in her early 20s when she promised that her new technology could do all blood test via only a few drops. It was exciting for the medical industry who never expected that it was a typical scandal, one in which nothing goes as planned. Theranos management had to lie to keep their overpromising and underdelivering a secret. Theranos threatened staff as it was the only way to cover up so many shortcomings.

It did not take long before management expected something was to come from the WSJ. Still, Homes managed to get another investment from Rupert Murdoch, once she got the private investment worth $150 million she did everything she could to talk him into ending the WSJ story, at the time he owned WSJ.

Theranos Never Worked

Despite the claims, lies and promises, Theranos never worked, the blood tests used to sell the idea came from standard equipment, it was the results of what they tried at Walgreen and then later claimed was the result from their machines. Theranos finger-tip blood testing was a scam that cost investors millions. A world changing idea so many wanted to believe in, yet it was an idea of a manipulative and charismatic twenty-year college drop-out that costs the famous millions.

Five Must Read Books

Books are a wonderful escape from daily stress and obligations, whether relating to our careers, family or other demands on our time. It affords us time alone in solitude to read the words of others, explore their imaginations and enjoy the path they take us on.

In a day and age that seems more difficult to find quality time, we thought a list of five must read books might be that motivator for you to take time for yourself, invest in your mental health or just sit back and enjoy what each page brings.

Here is our list of must read books!

The Great Gatsby – Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald


The Great Gatsby is set in the roaring twenties when jazz was king and while a movie was made in its honour, choosing not to read it is a mistake you will regret as movies simply cannot do a book justice. The book is based on the main characters obsession money, love and the dream that the depression would come to an end and prosperity would once again take over. The book was meant to be a big hit but failed to become popular until much later after its release. Fitzgerald passed away in 1940 and was not here to see the book become acclaimed but shortly after his passing, The Great Gatsby began a revival of Fitzgerald’s novels. That revival has seen over a half million copies of The Great Gatsby in print today.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Author: Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird was first published in 1960 and today is considered one of the greats with over 40 million copies having been sold worldwide. The book exposes the racial injustice that was present in the 60’s and is a timeless recount of the struggles faced by all those fighting the injustice that was so prevalent in America at the time. This is a novel that will teach right and wrong but also kindness.

On the Road – Author: Jack Kerouac


On the Road is another must read in our list. Considering this almost was not published, its author Jack Kerouac, succeeded and with it came a road trip novel that is turbo-charged about post-war America. It was originally published in 1957 and details the restlessness of the younger generation that was resisting the culture of the cold war.

Tell Me a Riddle – Author: Tillie Olsen

Tillie Olsen’s Tell Me a Riddle is a wonderful collection of talks from women from the working class. It includes stories about bravery, wisdom and takes you into a look not often seen. Originally published in 1961, it is still relevant today with many women all facing the same type of struggles that those in the past did.

Great Expectations– Author: Charles Dickens

There are not many who have not heard of Charles Dickens. Most know his name, but not all have read his novels. One of the top reads from Dickens is Great Expectations, a book detailing that will leave you giggling as you follow the take that follows.

How to Truly Gain Knowledge From Books

The statement is true regarding books and their power to teach. While reading may not be everyone’s forte, it’s undeniable that some people do take in the message or help that a book is giving to them better than others. This is simply due to that person having more advanced skills whilst reading. Though, these skills can be learned and implemented in a variety of ways. In the classroom, they take the form of sticky notes about the text, annotations, and highlighting key ideas and concepts. While it may seem elementary – incorporating these habits along with newer ones as you continuously read non-fiction novels on your own, you can truly have a deep grasp in the message of the book.

While this can apply to an array of book genres, non-fiction would be the best genre as they serve to be more information-centric than fictional books.
Listed below are a few tips to help you increase your skills and take in information better from your favourite books.

1. Learn how to speed read

While this may seem counterproductive, speed reading isn’t always bad if you have a plan set up. Just skimming a book and seeing what the overall message is, how many pages it has, and any other important information will help put the idea that this book is important, and I need to remember the content in your mind. Plus, it makes reading more enjoyable since you know what’s going on and you can understand it as you read it.

The best way to speed read is to have a goal in mind. While in most cases, the goal will probably range from being able to read and understand a test fully. After your goal is set and place, begin to skim through all sections of the book: the table of contents, the index, the chapter headings – and maybe read the first sentence or two from each chapter. This will help you not to get ahead of yourself or overwhelm yourself with trying t understand what a book is about in one sitting. It’s easier to break it done and take your time opening it – just like a cold and shaken up soda.

2. Now start actually reading

This is the second and the easiest step. Just begin reading. While you may want to speed read – it’s been proven to be more helpful to take your time reading each chapter and going back and re-reading if something remains unclear.

Another important action to include in the reading step is to highlight and annotate certain parts of the text. While this may seem tedious – it can become a fun part as your annotations and highlights are all yours – which means you can write whatever you like to help you understand and take in the message of the text better.

3. Implementation


While the first two steps are easy to do and incorporate into your daily reading habits, the third is usually the one that many miss out on. It truly does help to add actions that resemble the ideas read in the book. While this does not mean to scale a building or suddenly begin to skydive – simply taking bits of the book and implementing it can help you remember why you picked the book up in the first place.
One common example of implementation is when you read a self-help book. Many will give tips o how to be happier and more confident in your daily life. While its one thing to simply keep it in the back of your mind. Actually, following the advice is given will help you feel more confident and have a higher dosage of self-love.

Conclusion

While these steps may seem tedious when you first begin to read – the more you do it the ease it becomes, and the more fun as you won’t be sitting there scratching your head after reading a book. These steps are here as a guideline and you are free to change them and tweak them in any way you seem fit!

Baseball Books – What You Can Learn

There are many reasons why everyone loves baseball, apart from the cracker jacks and cotton candy available at the games, it is the warm-up songs and mini-dances that gets everyone in the mood for a great game. It is the home-runs that get the crowd on their feet as they admire the bat swing in the distance, and it’s the unpredictability as one bad call changes the game completely. Blaming the umpire for all that goes wrong is just part of the experience, and if your team hit a home-run, it is the high-fives shared amongst the crowd that makes the moment extra special.

Baseball Hall of Fame Museum

Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame is a wonderful look into the history of the museum that includes over 200 photographs that bring the sport of baseball to life. It includes behind the scenes and never before seen items as well as exhibits of importance.

While most associate historical artefacts and prodigious feats with the Hall of Fame, the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum displays some of the finest baseball art pieces complimented by amazing paintings. The museum features pieces from several world-renowned artists, which includes “The Baseball Catch” painting by Elaine de Kooning and “Baseball” by Alexander Calder. In 2016, The art of Ben Sakoguchi made the headlines around the world when his exhibition called 100 Painting part of the Unauthorized History of Baseball, successfully presented the true tales of players that forgotten, overlooked and at times misrepresented.

The World of Baseball

The World of Baseball is another book worthy to those who are fans of the sport. It highlights an extensive collection of most iconic players in the sport and tells of their story, career and how the sport has global appeal.

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