Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 10/8/20

What do you say in response to the world events this week? It’s not great all round. I did receive a book this week in the mail (maybe the postie has put me on rations?!)

Tiny White Lies by Fiona Palmer arrived thanks to Hachette. I appreciate this, as I can’t find it instore here yet. It’s about two families who go camping (where there isn’t any phone reception!) and how everyone deals with the lack of connectivity. The teenagers struggle, but the adults are trying to maintain a façade of normality. But around the campfire, tiny white lies start to crack…

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy by Tim Harford is about the world economy and the items that have the power to change it – TV dinners, barbed wire, the Billy bookcase and more. How did the spreadsheet change the finance world? What simple item could be next?

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell is probably as close as I’ll get to a band for the near future. Utopia Avenue are a British psychedelic band that produced only two albums but left a huge legacy as the Summer of Love began to fade.

To see other books received/bought this week across the world, drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Book Date. Click on the pictures to read more about the books.

What I read last week:

What I’m reading at the moment:

What I’ll be reading next:

No idea!

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