Ms. Anya C. Martin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (17 of 22)
Location: Brighton, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 564,166 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 22
Medion Akoya E5211 15.4" Laptop by Medion
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, 22 Jan 2013
Have had my Medion Akoya E5211 for about three years now and it's still in okay working order. Battery life was always quite poor and after the first year or so, the battery completely died. However the charger is pretty sturdy so if you don't use it out and about too much it's not a problem. The headphone jack also broke quite quickly, and after about 2 and a half years cracks started appearing in the casing. That said, it hasn't affected my usage at all. It's still running strong despite daily use & is powerful enough for all daily usage, although obviously it's no good for gaming and things.

Overall it's quite a good laptop for normal use. However, nowadays you can buy a… Read more
On Seeing and Noticing (Pocket Penguins) by Alain de Botton
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A short and sweet book, elegantly written and nice little encouragement to appreciate the things we normally see as routine. However, as a philosophical piece it's definitely a case of style over substance - de Botton doesn't so much discuss philosophical concepts in his essays as romanticise them. For example, in 'On Authenticity', there is virtually no discussion of the 'authentic self', and in fact he begins with the assumption that there is such a thing. He also seems woefully ignorant of the world outside his own (modern, Western, male, bourgeois) sphere of life, something that reflects poorly in his generalised statements (particularly puzzling is his theory that 'our culture' is… Read more
Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short&hellip by Timothy Gowers
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 9 Jan 2012
An eye-opening view into mathematics. I was worried at first that I wouldn't understand it as I found maths very boring in school, but Gowers gives lucid, clear and stimulating explanations. He makes what most of us consider a dry and painful subject into a fascinating little book that opens your eyes to an entire new world.

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