Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Why I have it: Listed at the beginning of the year.
Summary: The history of swearing; how it helps us deal with anxiety and pain; and why swearing can be good for you (the author makes a bloody strong case for being foulmouthed).
I’m thinking: No – feel like I got the gist from the introduction (although the bit about the use of fuck and shit as an indicator of whether a football team was winning or losing was interesting).
The Politics of Opera by Mitchell Cohen
Why I have it: Came across it in my opera travels.
Summary: A history of the entwined development of opera and politics.
I’m thinking: No – would like to think I’d have the stamina for this book but I’m also realistic.
Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Why I have it: Spotted on this list.
Summary: Ten reasons we’re wrong about the world and why things are better than we might think (basically we’re healthier, richer and safer than ever before).
I’m thinking: No – it’s a style thing.