Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 19/7/21

It really hasn’t stopped raining this week, which is unusual. This week looks the same! Vaxxers by Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green is the story of the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Say what you will about the rare side effects, but it is amazing research. Thanks to Hachette for the copy.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: On Politics and Stuff by Mark Humphreys and Evan Williams

In brief: The definitive guide to Australian politics and what makes it a great platform for satire. The good: Absolutely hilarious. The not-so-good: Don’t read and eat/drink. You have been warned. Why I chose it: I enjoy their sketches on the ABC’s 7:30. Thank you to Hachette for the copy. Year: 2021 Pages: 97 Publisher:... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

In brief: Buck used to be Darren, who worked at Starbucks. Now as Buck, he’s an elite salesman who notices that are no people of colour in his office. So why not hatch a plan to infiltrate America’s sales force… The good: Some very funny moments. The not-so-good: Sometimes the jumps forward in time felt... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Fake Medicine by Brad McKay

In brief: Fake medicine is everywhere these days – what is it and how can you help fight it? Dr Brad McKay has the answers. The good: I really liked the personal stories interwoven with examples of fake medicine. The not-so-good: I devoured this far too quickly! Why I chose it: Sounded interesting and informative.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin

In brief: Ethan and Zo’s lives have changed a lot after moving to a small town. Now Zo is a dedicated activist and Ethan is left to pick up the pieces without knowing where he’s going. The good: A different perspective on the rage within America. The not-so-good: You’ll either like these characters or loathe... Continue Reading →

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