Tag: Books

Book review: The reason I jump, by Naoki Higashida

A book with seemingly an odd title, it caught my eye in the local book shop sale bin because it didn’t immediately explain what it was about. I am glad that I picked it up because it is a stunningly excellent book, that tells…

‘You are not your mind’ – The power of NOW

I am reading a book at the moment called ‘The Power of Now – a guide to spiritual enlightenment’ by Eckhart Tolle. It is advertised as a a spiritual guide teaching you how to live in the now and deal with everyday stresses. The…

Holidays in Hell

‘Bassboat’. ‘Bizport.’ ‘Passboot.’ ‘Pisspot.’ Its the one English word every Lebanese understands and no Lebanese can say.’ PJ O’Rourke published this book in 1988. At the time he was an international affairs chief and Foreign correspondent. 

The Extra Ordinary Jane Tomlinson

I never had the pleasure or opportunity to meet the incredible Jane Tomlinson, who sadly died of cancer in 2007 at the age of 43, after a long term battle with cancer.