J. Gamble (2011) The Siesta and the Midnight Sun

Jessa Gamble (2011) The Siesta and the Midnight Sun: How Our Bodies Experience Time

The title of this book grabbed my attention as the experience of time by everything in nature is something that I have thought about often, and was excited to see a book dedicated to the topic. Unfortunately, it did not deliver as I thought it would.

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M. Wolff, 2018. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Fire and Fury is a book that was released in January 2018, and that caused an immediate stir. The few excerpts that were shared before the publication already announced the unflattering image that would be drawn by the book of Donald Trump, his immediate family and his close associates, as he began his presidency of the United States. I finally got my hand on a copy a few weeks ago.

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Elongated skulls and their “foreign” DNA

As you may or may not know, there are a lot of elongated skulls that have been found and studied by archeologists, anthropologists and others. Many of these skulls are not naturally shaped that way: they are artificially and intentionally deformed through flattening or binding. This practice predates written history and can be found throughout the world in cultures that are supposedly completely distinct from each other geographically. (see this article for exampe)

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A few of my 2017 readings

I have been a little busy over the past few months to maintain this blog unfortunately. I hope that I will be able to be more consistent in the year ahead.

I have read a large number of books over the past year, so let me share a couple of lines about 12 of them, one for every month, in no particular order.

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