Anthrovision: How Anthropology Can Explain Business And Life by Gillian Tett

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Many people see anthropology as relatively unimportant. I mean who really cares about marriage rituals in some far flung place that you’re never going to get to. However, in her book Anthrovision, Tett explains how the lateral thinking practiced in anthropology can shed light on such vital topics as the world economy, the digital landscape, the sustainability movement, choosing a school, and dealing with a pandemic. (Contains spoilers.)

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Book Reviews Coming Soon!

Hey folks, we’ve got a great mix of genres coming up! Do you ever wonder why misogyny still exists in 2022? That’s why I’m reading Sieghart’s book The Authority Gap. This is followed by a psychological thriller where the main character has multiple personality disorder. And then there’s the one “If Voldermort run Hogwarts you’d get the Zodiac Academy” which is also an over 18 dark romance! Stay tuned!

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

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I would prefer to be saying this book is a beautiful love story, but above all else, this book is a horror story, depicting one person’s actual experience as a prisoner and worker in Auschwitz.  It is important that books like this are written so that similar tales need never be told again – it is a warning. Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

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.

Book App/Site of the Fortnight – Blinkist.

If your anything like me, you may be interested in non-fiction but struggle to find the time.  If so, Blinkist is a fab little app for you.  It summarises thousands of non-fiction works, which can either be read or listened to within 15 minutes.  It’s available on Android and iPhone.  The mere 15 minutes means you can fit them in around your day with ease, and you can read/listen offline which can be really handy. Continue reading Book App/Site of the Fortnight – Blinkist.

This Idea Must Die – Edited by John Brockman.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.

There’s nothing like reading a popular science book to make you feel more worldly wise!  The Idea Must Die is a compilation of over 150 separate articles, by different contributors, arguing that certain scientific concepts are blocking progress and should be put to rest.  Continue reading This Idea Must Die – Edited by John Brockman.

Book App/Site of the Fortnight – BorrowBox.

BorrowBox is a great little app for reading e-books or listening to audiobooks for free with the aid of your local library.  You can browse, borrow and read or listen to your library’s e-books and audiobooks anywhere, and everywhere.  It’s available on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Windows 10.

To use the BorrowBox service you must be based in the UK and be a registered member at a participating library. You can download e-books and mp3 files for a limited period and read/listen offline.  You can also reserve and renew books whenever you choose.  There’s a wide range of titles available – all bestsellers, and also some books available in the Welsh language.