I found myself in Wonderland.

Come as You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life d’Emily Nagoski

Classé dans : Avis littéraires,Coup de cœur — 7 novembre, 2020 @ 11:17

Genre : Essai, ScienceCome as You Are

Editeur : Scribe

Année de sortie : 2019 [2015]

Nombre de pages : 335

Synopsis : An essential exploration of women’s sexuality that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.

After all the books that have been written about sex, all the blogs and TV shows and radio Q&As, how can it be that we all still have so many questions?

The frustrating reality is that we’ve been lied to — not deliberately, it’s no one’s fault, but still. We were told the wrong story.

Come As You Are reveals the true story behind female sexuality, uncovering the little-known science of what makes us tick and, more importantly, how and why. Sex educator Dr Emily Nagoski debunks the common sexual myths that are making women (and some men!) feel inadequate between the sheets.

Underlying almost all of the questions we still have about sex is the common worry: ‘Am I normal?’ This book answers with a resounding Yes! We are all different, but we are all normal — and once we learn this, we can create for ourselves better sex and more profound pleasure than we ever thought possible.


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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think de Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling et Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Classé dans : Avis littéraires,Coup de cœur — 7 novembre, 2020 @ 11:09

Genre : EssaiFactfulness

Editeur : Sceptre

Année de sortie : 2019 [2018]

Nombre de pages : 259

Titre en français : Factfulness

Synopsis : Factfulness:The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

When asked simple questions about global trends – why the world’s population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty – we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and a man who can make data sing, Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective.

It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.

Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world.


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To Hold Up the Sky de Cixin Liu

Classé dans : Avis littéraires — 4 novembre, 2020 @ 10:36

Genre : Science-fiction, Nouvelle To Hold Up the Sky

Editeur : Tor

Année de sortie : 2020

Nombre de pages : 336

Titre en français : pas encore traduit

Synopsis : From New York Times bestselling author Cixin Liu comes a short story collection of captivating visions of the future and incredible re-imaginings of the past.

In To Hold Up the Sky, Cixin Liu takes us across time and space, from a rural mountain community where elementary students must use physicas to prevent an alien invasion; to coal mines in northern China where new technology will either save lives of unleash a fire that will burn for centuries; to a time very much like our own, when superstring computers predict our every move; to 10,000 years in the future, when humanity is finally able to begin anew; to the very collapse of the universe itself.

Written between 1999 and 2017 and never before published in English, these stories came into being during decades of major change in China and will take you across time and space through the eyes of one of science fiction’s most visionary writers.

Experience the limitless and pure joy of Cixin Liu’s writing and imagination in this stunning collection.

Stories included are:
Full Spectrum Barrage Jamming
The Village Teacher
Fire in the Earth
Time Migration
Ode to joy
Cloud of Poems
Sea of Dreams
Cloud of Poems
The Thinker


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Cardiff, by the Sea de Joyce Carol Oates

Classé dans : Avis littéraires — 31 octobre, 2020 @ 8:01

Genre : Thriller, Nouvelle Cardiff, by the Sea

Editeur : Mysterious Press

Année de sortie : 2020

Nombre de pages : 402

Titre en français : pas encore traduit

Synopsis : From one of the most important contemporary American writers, Cardiff, by the Sea is a bold, haunting collection of four previously unpublished novellas. In the titular novella, an academic in Pennsylvania discovers a terrifying trauma from her past after inheriting a house in Cardiff, Maine from someone she has never heard of. Mia, the protagonist of « Miao Dao, » is a pubescent girl overcome with loneliness, who befriends a feral cat that becomes her protector from the increasingly aggressive males that surround her.

A brilliant but shy college sophomore realizes that she is pregnant in « Phan-tomwise: 1972. » Distraught, she allows a distinguished visiting professor to take her under his wing, though it quickly becomes evident that he is interested in more than an academic mentorship. Lastly, « The Surviving Child » is Stefan, who was spared when his mother, a famous poet, killed his sister and herself. Stefan’s father remarries, but his young wife is haunted by dead poet’s voice dancing in the wind, an inexplicably befouled well, and a compulsive draw to the same gar-age that took two lives.

In these psychologically daring, chillingly suspenseful pieces, Joyce Carol Oates writes about women facing threats past and present.


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Discworld, book 4: Mort de Terry Pratchett

Classé dans : Avis littéraires,Coup de cœur — 31 octobre, 2020 @ 1:14

Genre : Fantasy Mort

Editeur : Corgi

Année de sortie : 1988 [1987]

Nombre de pages : 272

Titre en français : Les Annales du Disque-monde, tome 4 : Mortimer

Synopsis : Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.

After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death’s apprentice…


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