After introducing the favourite titles of one of the most cheerful members of the academic staff of the Medical University of Varna, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Desislava Vankova, we are glad to present some of the freshman participants in the “Give a book for Christmas” initiative of Varna Medical University Press. They are first-year medical students, majoring in Health Management. Together, they prepared a short list of books that they find worth reading or buying as a present for a loved one.
1) A Book of Practical Wisdom by Konstantin Dushenko. This book can certainly boost your mood on a rainy day. And this short quote from it by C.K. Grant illustrates it: “All economics students should study Marxism, just as all medical students should study venereal disease…”
2) The Silva Mind Control Method by Jose Silva and Philip Mill. This self-aid book introduces techniques that can help us achieve a lot: strengthen our health; make our businesses more successful; improve our relationships with others; and develop an ability to always give our best.
3) The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential by Wim Hof. It inspires readers to believe in the theory of the superpower of the mind and how, with more control and persistence, we can achieve a better lifestyle. The emphasis of the book is on developing abilities we never thought we could acquire.
4) Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. The work is gaining more and more popularity nowadays due to the fact that the predictions of the future formulated in it are gradually coming true. The book is a dystopian social science fiction novel that makes us think about our own lives, along with the strengths and weaknesses of common men.
5) Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger. This book is a unique look at diplomacy through Kissinger’s eyes. It includes a detailed historical overview by the author, who paints portraits of global leaders with whom he has had contact. He describes the ways in which the art of diplomacy has created the world we live in today.
Special thanks to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Desislava Vankova, who welcomed our initiative so positively and presented it to her students, as well as to Nezrin Seyfulov for the assistance and the information presented.
Remember that something magical is bound to happen when you read a good book. Have a very Merry Christmas!