Sapiens: A Brief History Of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari is a momentus masterpiece that spans the origin of our lucky and some would argue self-destructive species all the way to the possible post-human future. Although the history of homo sapiens only forms a small chapter in the history of humankind, Harari does a pretty good job of covering it.View Post
Book Blog Posts
“So many books, so little time”
Welcome to the bookish haunt of The Tales Of Yaya. Books have been and remain one of my greatest loves, its close rivals being everything Christmas related and yummy food. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had my nose buried in a book and to this day you can find my nestled into a good read. So it only seems polite to share my bookish thoughts and discoveries with you.
Here you’ll find my latest book reviews of fiction and non-fiction books that I have been enjoying (or not enjoying) along with my other book-related ponderings and articles. If you like what you read, or have a question let me know! Simply comment on one of my blogs or get in touch here.
In 1606: William Shakespeare and The Year of Lear, James Shapiro skilfully examines how the politically charged climate of 1606 marked Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies – King Lear, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra.View Post
When her idyllic childhood in Batcombe comes to an abrupt end, Bess’ life is suddenly changed forever. Forced to seek the help of the seductive and nefarious Gideon Mathews, Bess ends up spending the next four centuries suffering from the price of his aid.View Post
Time’s Convert shifts away from our favourite witch-professor and vampire-scientist pairing towards Mathew’s beloved son Marcus and his human mate Phoebe. Following two timelines at once, Time’s Convert follows Phoebe’s crash course in becoming a vampire and Marcus’ life as a young surgeon on battlefields of the American Revolution, where he meets the mysterious Cavelier de Clermont. The latest addition to Harkness’ magical world, Time’s Convert contrasts not only the past and present but also the power of tradition and change, covering two historic political rebellions and the next chapter in the lives of the de Clermonts.View Post