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I love reading books and not only about archaeology, hence the book review. I want to talk about the books I read and how they added to my life. Also, most of the time I truly recommend what I show here.

Cover of Alison Mickel: Why those who shovel are silent


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Book Review: Why those who shovel are silent by A. Mickel

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2021-09-03

When I was on excavation in Syria, I was intrigued by the country and its people. To be honest, the first time, it was quiet a culture shock. The second time though was great and the third time too. I loved watching and talking to people from the local…

Cover of Dan Hicks book "The Brutish Museums"


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Book Review: The Brutish Museums by D. Hicks

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2021-07-16

The book Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks is a book about the sacking and looting of Benin city in 1897. It is about the violent display of the looted goods in museums around the world today. Although this book exclusively talks about the looting and illegal art trade of…

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Book Review: The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by M. Manson

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2021-06-18

I consider myself as someone, that is pretty stoic. I rarely get upset by things and “keep my cool” most of the time. To outsiders, who don’t know me well, this most often seems as if I would not care. But these are two different things: accepting things as…

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Book Review: Give and Take by A. Grant

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2021-05-07

I always felt a bit naive when telling people, that doing the right thing and being generous will lead to the best results in the long run. Especially while being a freelancer, that seemed extra stupid, as you always have to take care of yourself. In a society where…

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Book review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

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2021-03-26

If you are like me, you probably wish for more time. More time to relax, more time to spend with family and also more time for your own projects. Today however, our world is dominated by social media, email communications, but also a culture of instant availability. This leaves…

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Book Review: Getting Things Done by D. Allen

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2021-02-02

For productivity nerds, Getting Things Done by David Allen is somewhat of a bible. In every video, blog post or also comment, the book gets referenced as providing the rules for organisation, productivity and even lifelong happiness. It is generally referred to as the GTD method. Naturally, I did…

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The habit of learning. Book Review: Atomic Habits by J. Clear

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2020-11-06

In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear describes what everyone would like to achieve: becoming a better person by changing your habits and therefore your identity. As students as well as teachers, we want to get into a better habit of learning. According to him, becoming 1% better in…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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