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K Dynamite: Financial Market Specialist and Blogger

K Dynamite: Financial Market Specialist and Blogger

Above you will find 3 pictures of the three main shelves of my bookshelf. Some explanation is required: my wife, in an effort to avoid stacks of books piling up, frequently asks me to purge my shelf of unwanted items. Strangely, this has resulted in my bookshelf being mostly a time-machine snapshot from about 15...
Cenk Uygur: Co-founder and Main Host of The Young Turks, Journalist, Political Commentator and Activist

Cenk Uygur: Co-founder and Main Host of The Young Turks, Journalist, Political Commentator and Activist

As you can see I have a lot of political books mixed with some Game of Thrones and Hunger Games. Yes, I want to decide to play great poker and I also want to know the real untold history of the United States. We have a couple of “intellectual” books on Pervs and Sluts. We...
Frances Teehan - Marketing & Publicity Bod at Oldcastle Books; Blogger of books, baking & culture; Book2Book writer or book-loving, face-stuffing culture vulture

Frances Teehan – Marketing & Publicity Bod at Oldcastle Books; Blogger of books, baking & culture; Book2Book writer or book-loving, face-stuffing culture vulture

One day, I long to have all my books together to form a masterful library with those sliding ladders and secret doorways. Until then, my vast collection is spread mainly across three locations: the bookshelves at my home in Guernsey; the boxes packaged upon leaving university which now dominate my bedroom in Guernsey; and my...
Faisal Kapadia: Writer, Blogger and Entrepreneur

Faisal Kapadia: Writer, Blogger and Entrepreneur

On my shelves you will find books about the subcontinent, where I live here in Pakistan, as well as books on fiction and my personal favourite Lord of the Rings. I also have a selection of books on sufism culture and poetry. Im a dreamer, I like to dream big and I try to use...
Katie Oliver: Romantic Comedy Writer and Blogger

Katie Oliver: Romantic Comedy Writer and Blogger

My book shelf is nothing if not eclectic. My reading runs the gamut from young adult to detective novels, from comedy to classics like Austen and Dickens. Of course, what you see are the pristine, camera-ready versions of my bookshelves. My regular shelves are a jumble of children’s books, CDs, baskets of stuff (don’t ask),...
Katie Parla: Food and Travel Journalist and Blogger

Katie Parla: Food and Travel Journalist and Blogger

I am a freelance food and travel writer, and my bookshelf is loaded with reference books, cookbooks and travel memoirs. The coffee and mug are from a recent trip to Paris, as is the brush, which I purchased for cleaning my Chemex coffeemaker. There are also tons of magazines – Saveur, Bon App, Monocle –...
Bill Gates: The Best Books I Read in 2013

Bill Gates: The Best Books I Read in 2013

I read a lot, but I don’t always choose what’s on the bestseller list. Many of the books I read this year actually came out years ago. That’s why this post isn’t called the Best Books of 2013… You may notice that there aren’t any novels on my list this year. It’s not that I...
Robert Fisk's Middle Eastern reading list

Robert Fisk’s Middle Eastern reading list

Widely regarded as the western world’s Middle Eastern expert, no one knows the region and its turbulent history better than Robert Fisk. In response to inundated requests, Fisk, who writes for the Independent newspaper in the UK, does his best to offer a list, written in the English language, for anyone looking to grasp a...