The Naked Future – by Patrick Tucker

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 7.5/10

This is a book about how the digital footprint we leave behind us can be used to make predictions about our future in all aspects of our lives.  But are we seeing the coming to being of a dystopian science fiction, or are we tapping into a new superpower? Continue reading The Naked Future – by Patrick Tucker

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Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Rubber.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 5/10

This book was not at all what I was expecting!

From the title of the book I expected this book to be about economics, but perhaps concentrating on consumer behaviour.  But there is no mention of prominent economic topics such as GDP, market conditions, inflation, unemployment or even the production of goods and services in general. Continue reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Rubber.

The News: A User’s Manual, By Alain de Botton.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 7/10

I believe this book has the wrong title.  Let me explain.

Despite having the title “The News: A User’s Manual”, the book reads like a wish-list of how de Botton wants news journalists and media editors to present and publish the news.  Continue reading The News: A User’s Manual, By Alain de Botton.

Short History of the World by H.G.Wells.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 7/10.

Best known for his classic fiction, HG Wells also wrote a non-fiction book summarising the history of the world, going from the history of the solar system, right up to the date the book was published in 1922. Continue reading Short History of the World by H.G.Wells.

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost his Brain by Giles Milton.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.

If only all events in history could be taught this way! This is his hands down one of the most entertaining history books you’ll ever read!  The book is composed of 50 chapters depicting from lesser known points in history.  The stories are dramatic, compelling, and often shocking.  There are tales of heroism, injustice, conspiracy, and cannibalism. Continue reading When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost his Brain by Giles Milton.