Book Review – Canberra

My love for Canberra (I grew up here) has been accentuated even more by Paul Daley’s book, which outlines the history of the Canberra Limestone Plains from its controversial inception as the nation’s capital to its design by the American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. It’s a fascinating read and have learnt…

Library Visit 2019 – Hinchinbrook Shire Library

I came upon this library via serendipity. We stopped at the TYTO Complex in Ingham to have a look at the wetlands (where we saw a crocodile – yikes!). As I was meandering along at the complex, I stumbled upon the library! Whoa! What a great explorer I was! This was my 9th library visit…

Reading Project 2018 – The Wonderbox #3

I heard the author of this book, Roman Krznaric being interviewed on the radio about his new book and thought to myself  – what a fascinating guy. I must read the book in question. But alas my library does not keep it. Boo hoo. My library does keep a couple of his books and this…

Reading Project 2017 – Sapiens and Homo Deus #7 and #8

I’m doing a doubly whammy of a review this time – two HUGE books by the same author, Yuval Noah Harari. I first heard this amazing author (who’s also a historian) speaking on the radio about the future and how there will be two groups of human beings – the super elite and the useless…