Deep Work [Book Review]

I should say that this book is my gem in 2018. I read this book in early 2018, tried to practice some of the rules, and re-read again this one. So, I really think I should try to summarize this book for myself. Before 2018, I found myself so difficult to focus on a task … Continue reading Deep Work [Book Review]

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Factfulness [Book Review]

"This world is getting worse and worse. We should live like we were in the past. Where we live side by side with nature. When everything is so peaceful without nuclear power, terrorist threats, or climate change," that's how a lot of people thinking about the world nowadays. Even me, I love to imagine 'the … Continue reading Factfulness [Book Review]

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind [Book Review]

This book has sat on my bookshelf for about 2 years. Bought when I was in Japan, I blame my 'research busyness' not to finish this book. Two years later, I regret that I didn't finish this earlier. This book is GREAT! Harari tells us how us, Homo sapiens, end up being the 'king' of the world. … Continue reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind [Book Review]

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

I nodded many times when I read this book, as this book is a kind of self-affirmation reading for me (and my husband). Both of us are introverts, but often take the opposite sides of introversion. As Susan Cain writes, there are a lot of sides of introversion, in which different people may have some … Continue reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking