Book Review

Compared to Her: Book Review

This morn­ing in my face­book feed a num­ber of col­leagues from med­ical school and my pre­vi­ous work­place were cel­e­brat­ing their suc­cess­ful pass­ing of their General Practice exams. Instead of my first reac­tion being one of cel­e­bra­tion with them, I suf­fered the effects of Compulsive Comparison Syndrome — I looked up…

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The Borgias — a sordid tale of the Papacy

Over the sum­mer I have had the great oppor­tu­ni­ty to get some read­ing done on top­ics that I don’t have enough time to read about dur­ing the rest of the busy year. One of my favourite read­ing top­ics tends to be his­to­ry of var­i­ous kinds, and in this case I have indulged…

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A week with Naomi Reed

The first time I read Naomi Reed’s My Seventh Monsoon and No Ordinary View we were in Tanzania and I spent the whole time laugh­ing and cry­ing just because I could relate so close­ly with her sto­ries of mis­sion­ary life, lan­guage mishaps and try­ing to buy toi­let paper. At the time…

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The Secret River — Book Review

I read this book over the last week as the first book in our church’s new book club. I’d nev­er heard of it before, and had no idea what it was even about, so I like to think I was a blank can­vas going in. The book fol­lows the sto­ry…

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