Little Miss Average

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (177 of 212)
Location: London, UK
Birthday: 8 Nov
In My Own Words:
My favourite fiction books would have to be character novels, closely followed by books that have something to say. I'm always, always, looking for recommendations, and trawl through reviews looking for new books to try. I like non-fiction too, specifically history books and popular science. I don't take reading too seriously, as much as I love it, and i'll give anything a chance.

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Books: popular fiction, classics, popular science, non fiction, history Music: Will listen to almost anything, mostly commercial though Film: Will watch anything

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 42,804 - Total Helpful Votes: 177 of 212
How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achiev&hellip by Graham Allcott
I'm now on my second reading of the book and i'm implementing the ideas step by step. I started with my inbox and a task management system, and I'm now onto developing checklists. In hindsight the ideas seem obvious, but I needed them spelled out for me, with practical activities to get me started. It was too overwhelming a task, I needed the chapter by chapter systematic approach.

I found this book in dark times. I fell behind at work and never got caught up (or anywhere near caught up) ever again. I developed bad habits to shave seconds off each task (not filing emails, saving to the desktop, using the default file name doc1, doc2 thinking i'd come back to it later to file and… Read more
Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818&hellip by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Scientist Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of how to bring life to the non longer living. By constructing a human form out of assembled body parts and giving the form life, Victor creates a creature not meant for the world, and the consequences are chilling.

What I liked most about this novel was the number of philosophical questions it raises: what makes a monster a monster, who is the monster, at what point does knowledge become dangerous, what are the lines that science should not cross, who decides where these boundaries are, what are the consequences of interfering with evolution (for us and for our `creations'), where does religion fit in, what right do humans have to… Read more
Madame Bovary: Provincial Manners (Oxford World's &hellip by Gustave Flaubert
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
We all know that feeling, that one that comes after a particularly thrilling daydream when you look around and can only see what's missing - that gentle heart break. That come-down from an imagined high is the feeling that dominates our anti-heroine, Emma, and the plot of Madame Bovary. The disillusionment she sufferers between the life she wants and thinks she deserves verses the life she has, sends her spiralling off into adultery, deceit, despair and debt; forever chasing that missing happiness and intensity of feeling she just can't seem to find in her dull country life.

Emma is not a likeable character; she follows each and every whim with no consideration for anyone else,… Read more

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