The Empathic Civilisation has been on my to read list for the longest! I've read the first few hundred pages but fell off, I'm not sure why because it is very interesting. The author argues that as a human civilisation we have come so far mostly by being caring and looking out for one another, rather than being war hungry or violent as is often portrayed in the media or history books. He presents lots of evidence, cases and studies to support this. I'd recommend it if you have an interest in human nature or socialisation. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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1. Reading on the couch or in bed?
I like reading on the couch if I'm home alone and the house is quiet, but otherwise I'd say bed - I like reading before I fall asleep.
2. Male main character or female main character?
If the author has done a good job of getting into the characters head then I don't mind either!
3. Sweet or salty snacks?
4. Stand-alone or trilogies?
I read mostly stand alone, but with trilogies or a series there's the enjoyment of the story not being quite over and being able to find out even more about the characters you love.
5. First or third person?
No preference, it depends on the book.
6. Reading at night or in the morning?
Reading at night is more relaxing, reading in the morning can be a distraction from getting stuff done (as much as I'd like to read all day long!)
7. Libraries or bookstores?
Hmmm 🤔 I really like browsing both, I enjoy the peace & quiet and being surrounded by all the options. But, if I didn't enjoy the book I'd prefer it to be from a library so I didn't waste money on it 😄.
8. Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?
Cry, I like it when a book can really move me.
9. Black or white covers?
I appreciate a nice cover but don't have preference for the colour.
10. Character driven or plot driven books?
Character driven, if I don't get to like or know the characters then the interest in the plot isn't there.