I'm slowly getting back into my reading-groove or in other words, I've had enough of fiction on my plate lately, it's time to clear those non fiction books off the shelf. Hey you, back there stifling a yawn ... I saw that and I will hold it against you (unless you sign up for my This isn't Fiction Reading Challenge in the next two minutes, that is).
Moranthology (Caitlin Moran)
Thoughts. Wading through a mishmash of different topics, some more poignant than others, mostly funny and with a tendency of bordering on the vulgar, it was a bit of a let-down after her previous book How to Be a Woman which I very much enjoyed.
Quotable. A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival. (p. 211)
Verdict. A mildly entertaining anthology in typical Moran-style!
The Wisdom of Psychopaths (Kevin Dutton)
Thoughts. Your doctor may be one, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Surprisingly psychopaths have got quite a few good things going for them as this insightful and wonderfully entertaining tract (with a slightly adventurous streak as I'd like to add) proves.
Conversation starter. An estimated 1-2% of the population qualifies as psychopathic.
Verdict. An intriguing and captivating work about the psychopath's mind!