Book Reviews

Women in Science – Review

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is a delightful illustrated book by Rachel Ignotofsky. It tells the stories of famous and not-so-famous women through history who all shared their love for science, such as Ada Lovelace, Wang Zhenyi, Marie Curie, Lillian Gilbreth and Jane Goodall.  I got it because I liked the…
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How to inscribe a book for a friend

Book lovers, beware. This post is about writing things on books. With permanent ink. 

If you love to give away books you may have encountered the predicament of book inscriptions.

Are they really worth it? Do they ruin the book? Is it considered sacrilege?

I would say it depends on only two factors. One, if the receiver of the book prefers to keep their collection in perfect conditions. And two, if the book in question is a rare or very special edition.

In any other case I would say you should go for it. Giving books as a gift is an awesome way to connect with someone else and share an experience with them. And if we are talking about mass-produced books, an inscription will only make them more special and personalized for the owner.

If you are uncertain on how to inscribe a book, this is the process I like to follow:

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The infinite TBR list

I love reading books. It's my favorite hobby. The thing I enjoy talking about the most. And yet, the proportion of unread books on my bookshelves is insane. Or, as I think Bilbo Baggins would have said -if he ever got a TBR pile the size of three hobbits- I don't read half of the…