Book Reviews by Kate

Berlin — a review of the book by Rory MacLean

Monday Morning Choices — a review of the book by David Cottrell

Master Your Metabolism — a review of the book by Jillian Michaels

Parisian Charm School — a review of the book by Jamie Cat Callan

Computer Science Distilled — a review of the book by Wladston Ferreira Filho

Unlimited — a review of the book by Jillian Michaels

Ancillary Sword — a review of the book by Ann Leckie

The Signature of All Things — a review of the book by Elizabeth Gilbert

Mastery — a review of the book by Robert Greene

Be Unstoppable — a review of the book by Alden M. Mills

The Checklist Manifesto — a review of the book by Atul Gawande

Black Edge — a review of the book by Sheelah Kolhatkar

Singapore: Unlikely Power — a review of the book by John Curtis Perry

La Belle France — a review of the book by Alistair Horne

The Power of Meaning — a review of the book by Emily Esfahani Smith


City Overviews

Berlin — based on a trip in May 2017



Garlic Butter Broccoli — on myrecipes or thedailyspeshyl

Deviled Eggs

Lemon Bread

Banana Bread

Mushroom Calzones and Almond Tart

Apple Spice Bread

Louisiana Shrimp Boil

Hoffpauir corn-on-the-cob


External Links

Everything Everywhere — a travel blog by Gary Arndt, who’s been traveling more than seven years

This is the Place I was Telling You About — a travel blog; each post focuses on different little places in different cities, like hotels, restaurants, bars, or shops

The Blonde Abroad — a travel blog from a former corporate finance worker

Ravenous for Reads — a book blog; reviews, interviews, and other thoughts

Culinary Backstreets — a travel blog focusing on food from around the world

Our Wild Abandon — a duo’s travel blog, largely focused on the US

Camels and Chocolate — one woman’s blog about travel and some miscellaneous topics

Cakes, Tea and Dreams — another book blog, including Oxford anecdotes and other miscellany

AnnaBookBel — a book blog, focusing on fiction of all stripes

Cup of Jo — a blog on various topics, from travel to beauty routines

Penelope Trunk — a serial entrepreneur’s blog about careers and education

Anna Everywhere — a Polish woman’s travel blog

Guide to Travel Blogs — a pretty thorough list of travel blogs

Legal Nomads — the food and travel blog of a former lawyer

Driven Woman — a site with lots of stuff for women with ambition

Marco Bonaznini — tech diary on Python and big data

Eventual Millionaire — Jamie Masters’ site on building a successful business

Schneier on Security — Bruce Schneier’s blog on cybersecurity

10 Tips for Successful Goal Setting — on a site called “Handbags in the Boardroom”

The Pioneer Woman — cooking and other adventures in a country life

Personal Excellence — lots of articles on achieving your highest potential