Another month, another set of blind book reviews.
For those of you who are joining us for the first time, Welcome!
The blind book reviews series is the result of my compulsive need to visit the bookstore once a week. Sometimes during those visits, I’d see a book that looks interesting, but not enough to buy it (yet).
These blind reviews are my attempt to verbalize that interest. A sort of pre-review for a book I’ve yet to read.
These books were on-shelf in FullyBooked between February to March 2017.
A Little History of the World, by E.H. Gombrich
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who did horribly in social science and history.
Math, English, Science? Oh she did just fine. But ask her to memorize a name or a date, and she’d zero out.
That is, until one teacher taught Japanese history in a new way: A series of tragic love stories, maniacal villains, with ninja and samurai side-stories galore.
Suddenly, school became just as interesting as fantasy books, and so the little girl learned to love history.
I am that little girl, and this book is–I hope–like that teacher.