In a world where journalistic skills are hard to come by, and fake news are just too ingrained in our information consumption, Tim Marshall’s book Prisoners of Geography is such a fresh breath of clean air!
I did end up pulling an all nighter on this book, but went as far as midway, with 5 maps and a wealth of information making me a better informed global citizen.
So here’s me passing it forward to you.
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know about Geopolitics … More Prisoners of Geography – Maps that Matter (Part 1)
I went to London on a morning flight and, with absolutely no mood to chat, as I sat there in my middle seat between a Brit coming from a Spanish pub crawl and a Canadian family flying back after vacationing in Barcelona… guess what?
Turned out chatting was a much better idea. Because Canadians are just that friendly. 🙂
… More Flash Readathon: Prisoners of Geography
Finding some real Basque literature before my Bilbao mini-readathon was a tough challenge!
Most books I managed to find were available in Spanish, but close to impossible to find in English.
And no wonder!
Euskera outnumbers Icelandic when it comes to speakers of the language, and it’s by far more encountered than, say, Kaixana or Taushiro (yes, I googled rarest languages on earth).
However, it is only spoken by ~700.000 people. Which is a real shame, for apparently there is some seriously exquisite and original literature made in Basque.
… More A Basque Mini-Readathon
Here’s my 3rd and last book review from the Bali readathon, which I actually finished after getting back, but I’m sure it still counts.
Snowing in Bali is a very well written book and a fantastic first hand account of the drug landscape in Bali.
The stories in the book are those of seemingly regular people, who were drawn into the whirlwind, glamorous, scary and dangerous life of drugs, their rise and fall and current predicament… … More A Bali Readathon #3: Snowing in Bali