Reading Project 2018 – Little Ted’s Big Heart #11

I randomly picked this book from my library shelf. No major reason – it just had a nice cover. The content was also quite lovely. It was a story about Little Ted and how he built something special to his dear friends: Rabbit; Squirrel; and Owl that they could all share. He made a gift…

Reading Project 2018 – Manhattan Beach #10

It took me a while to get into this book. Yes I had a slow start. But you know what? After a few pages (well actually more than a few pages) I persevered, got into the momentum and surprisingly enjoyed the story! The book begins with Anna as an 11 year old accompanying her father…

Reading Project 2018 – The Element #9

Follow your passion. Be creative. Be in the zone. Think differently. Find your tribe. These are just some of the premises of Ken Robinson’s book, The Element.¬†Oh, and he also has a dig at the current school system and how it sux, outdated and needs uphauling. According to Robinson, there are three features of this…

Reading Project 2018 – Useful, Usable, Desirable #8

Ok, Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to your Library by Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches is one of the books that my work bought after we did the User Experience (UX) training with Andy Priestner in July. Yes I have only read it now. It’s very popular and at this moment someone else…

Reading Project 2018 – Ready Player One #7

Ok I must admit, the only reason that I ordered this book from the library was because I’ve heard about the movie with the same name. The movie is based on this book by Ernest Cline. So what’s the story about? Well, it’s set in the near dystopian future (2045) where a majority of the…

Reading Project 2018 – The Art of the Good Life #6

I came across this book while visiting one of the bookstores during my lunch break in town. While perusing the wonderful array of beautiful and colourful books in there, I saw this tiny and plain looking book somehow misplaced and not shelved in its proper place. I was meant to read it! I read a…

Reading Project 2018 – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle #4

I heard about this book before it got released in March this year! The concept is fantastic and original. From the author’s own words: “…it’s a time-travelling, body-hopping, murder-mystery book”. Excellent I thought! I immediately ordered it from my library and didn’t have to wait that long either as I was one of the first…

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 2018 – Utopia for Realists #2

I ordered this book by Rutger Bregman from my library months ago and when I got back from my summer holidays, it was sitting on my kitchen bench ready to be read! My other half has already started reading it and seems to be enjoying its contents. Now it was my turn to read it…

Reading Project 2018 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #1

I should have read this book before watching the film. But alas I knew of the film LONG before I even knew the book existed! I watched Blade Runner in the 1980’s and 1990’s and recently (last year). As I am currently reading a lot of utopian and dystopian ideas, it got me thinking how…