Kinokuniya Bookstore, KLCC, Malaysia

Kinokuniya bookstore in Suria KLCC is the biggest bookstore in Malaysia. As a self proclaimed bookworm, I thought I would go there and have a look, first time in my 25 years of existence. Suria KLCC is easily accessible by LRT. I am very satisfied as the shop is quite nice looking and has all … Continue reading Kinokuniya Bookstore, KLCC, Malaysia

Book summary: Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

Of lovelessness, the author said that the rich still accrue money well beyond what they can spend in several lifetimes because it gives them high status and thus love. Money, fame, and influence are tools to get love. Difference between sexual love and status love is that the latter has no sexual component, people just … Continue reading Book summary: Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

Book review: Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century by Masha Gessen

This is a book about the mathematician, Grigori Perelman. Grigori Perelman is known for solving the PoincarĂ© conjecture. PoincarĂ© conjecture is one of the Millennium Prize Problems. Millennium Prize Problems are seven problems that are stated by Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000 including the PoincarĂ© conjecture, P vs NP problem, etc. These are some of … Continue reading Book review: Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century by Masha Gessen

Book review: Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

This book reads like a self-help book but more philosophical in nature. Like all self-help books, it may sound logical and transcendental which provokes the feeling of “This is a new way of looking at life I have never look before”, but time will tell if the philosophy is sound, at least for now, it … Continue reading Book review: Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

How to find good books to read next

If you are a book lover, you would like this article. I am going to tell you how I find books that go into my to read list. Since our time on earth is limited, and there are so many books to choose from, we would be wise to pick the better quality books to … Continue reading How to find good books to read next

Book review: Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

The novel is an archaeological and witchcraft thriller. The novel protagonist, Nora Kelly, an assistant professor at Santa Fe Archaeological Institute receives a letter from her father whom dissapeared sixteen years ago from an archaeological trip. The letter prompts Nora to go on a journey to discover what had happened to her father and an … Continue reading Book review: Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Book review: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

This is a book by Ashlee Vance, a famed tech writer. Initially I thought the writer is a female! Elon likes to think from the first principle. The whole space rocket can be boiled down to the physics. Instead of improving the existing rockets, his company built everything from scratch, minimizing cost of each component, … Continue reading Book review: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Book review – The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston

I am not sure whether to post this because after reading the book, the central mode of operation of Donald Trump, vengeance for those who goes in your way is known to me. This is a very good investigative journalism, most of the book is about the under table side of Donald Trump, on top … Continue reading Book review – The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston

Book review: Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective by Carl Sagan

I knew about the book from the documentary Cosmos: A Space Odyssey (2014) hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson. It was a book given by Carl (the author) to Neil during their meeting as a teenager. The book talks about the gold plaque aboard the spacecraft Pioneer 10, which was designed by Carl Sagan and his … Continue reading Book review: Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective by Carl Sagan

Book review: The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction by Gregory Harms, Todd M. Ferry

This is the first book I read on the Palestine-Israel issue. At least I get the gist of the issue now amid the emotions, hatred, violence, and news media. Its a complicated and interesting issue indeed. Contrary to some views, the issue does not go back very far, only 100 years, not thousands of years, … Continue reading Book review: The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction by Gregory Harms, Todd M. Ferry