Archive June 2010

The Red Queen

The Red Queen

So, I have been bad, really bad not sticking to those books I intend to read and instead picking up some random book from my bookshelf. Well, at least I am reading! This time I chose a pop science title: The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley.
This book is a must for those interested in reading about evolution theory applied to anthropology, sociology and psychology. I know most anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists will scream foul and say that this book is nothing but a set of conjectures based upon debatable statistics, which is funny since genetic biologists and zoologists can say the same about the observations anthropologist, sociologist and psychologists make. Read more…

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

I am an online shopping junkie, especially when it comes to books. I buy books compulsively, and as a result I have a very long queue of books I absolutely “must read” since I have spent so much money on them. I am really bad when it comes to borrowing books from the library. I always forget to return them on time and end up paying many times over what the original book actually costs. I couldn’t resist browsing Amazon.com. I get free shipping; as a result many of the books are significantly cheaper than at the bookstore. The website recommended I check out several titles by Ian McEwan based on my shopping and browsing history . I was impressed by Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love so much that I decided to buy not one but two more books by him, Amsterdam, was one of them. Read more…