Book Review: The Clouds Beyond Us

The Clouds Beyond Us, written by Rahf Al-Rashidi, is a mysterious book. It’s an anthology of reflections, stories and poems written by somebody who thinks a lot, feels a lot and cares a lot. Just like clouds, the content of this book varies heavily, but is yet unified by a common simplicity, beauty, and spirituality….

Book review: Heavenward

As part of Fraser’s Fun House book tour, I have signed up to read and review Olga Gibb’s debut novel, Heavenward. Several bloggers have done the same, and we have been given allocated dates to publish our reviews. I thought this would be an interesting opportunity to read a fictional book, something that I hardly…

Why reading lists might be harming your intellectual growth

The reading list; every line in this humble assembly represents a yearning for knowledge. As useful as these may be, perhaps the reading list silences the dynamism of curiosity. When finishing a book, the reader moves onto the next item on their list. The list represents what the reader wants to read at a particular…