Library Visit 2021 – Bendigo Library

This was the first library I visited during our road trip last year. It was July 2021 at the height of the COVID pandemic so the entrance of the library was ‘manned’ with a library staff making sure that we signed in, sanitised and masked up. Just thinking back I realised that my family and…

9-month hiatus

It’s been 9 months since I posted on Smarty Squid. Been travelling, working and all that. So I’m back and will be posting some book reviews and library visits very soon. What else would you like me to write here? Actually, I’ve been thinking a lot about work in my current industry, maybe I could…

Book Review – A world without Email

Are you in the knowledge industry and love reading and replying to a plethora of emails when you’re at work? Well, if you do this book isn’t for you. This book is about re-imagining and finding more efficient, focused and less stressful ways of being productive in your professional life without the bombardment of emails….

Book Review – Moominsummer Madness

Ok this might be the last Moomin book I’ll read for now. I’ve truly enjoyed reading some of the books for young children written by Tove Jansson. So what is this story about? Well, it was summertime in Moominvalley and we again meet our Moomin family. It was quite a HOT summer and a nearby…

[Not a] Book Review

I wanted to finish reading these two books but I just couldn’t! So this is not a proper book review but it sort of is because I’m writing how I feel about them. The books in question are: The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker Why Race Still Mattes by Alana Lentin I do love…