The Google Story – David A Vise

  Google shows you how possible it is to take an idea and then make it into a meteoric rise to a very successful company. Larry Page and Sergey Brin took Page’s idea of downloading the entire web onto his computer turned it on its head and within a few years they were making pots […]

Making a Difference – Marlo L. Newton

And now for something completely different. I picked up this book as I knew the author before she started writing it and I also know the subject matter. The NCJW is the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia and this is its history. Started by Dr Fanny Reading in July 1923, it was an […]

Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy – Leah Rabin

I read biographies and autobiographies to find out about other people’s lives, to find out how other people do things and to get a different point of view. In one respect this book was good as it showed me all those things, but on the other hand it was too close to home as I […]

The Chalet School in Exile – Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

If you were following my Twitter feed or my Facebook earlier today you would have noticed me complaining about reading a book instead of listing books. It’s totally my own fault and I have no-one else to blame but I’ll try and blame the author…let’s see how I go. I picked up The Chalet School […]

Jewels and Ashes – Arnold Zable

I’ve used this book for Teaser Tuesday twice as I’ve found it a challenge to get through. I know I’ve promised more blogs about AussieCon 4 but I figured you’ve been waiting for this for longer so it was well past time for this book From the back of the book: Jewels and Ashes is […]

Regeneration – Pat Barker

Regeneration – Pat Barker A few weeks ago I was happily Twittering and came across a competition run by Penguin Australia. They gave a link to a website depicting a large number of their new reprints and we had to choose a book and tell them why we wanted it…on Twitter. This was a challenge…a […]

People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks

This is one of the most talked about books this year. I heard so much about it from so many sources I just had to read it. This is a really fabulous book. It details the journey of the Sarajevo Haggadah as seen through the eyes of a book conservator. I don’t know how much […]