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BOOK REVIEW: HBR’s 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age by Harvard Business Review

BOOK REVIEW: HBR’s 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age by Harvard Business Review

| 1 July 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: HBR’s 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age by Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review  February 2019 Paperback, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Computing & I.T. / Computer Science 90% Rocking The Harvard Business Review is a trusted authority that publishes insightful articles online and in books. […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Hide the Madness – William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg edited by Steven Taylor

BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Hide the Madness – William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg edited by Steven Taylor

| 29 June 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Hide the Madness – William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg edited by Steven Taylor Three Rooms Press January 2019 Hardcover, $39.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Biographies & True Stories 60% Rocking Don’t Hide the Madness is a book that seems promising. Two founders of the Beat movement, Allen […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Beauty by Bri Lee

BOOK REVIEW: Beauty by Bri Lee

| 25 June 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Beauty by Bri Lee Allen & Unwin November 2019 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction Books / Literature, Poetry & Plays / Literary Essays 70% Rocking Where Bri Lee’s debut book, Eggshell Skull, was a behemoth, her follow-up tackles a large topic. In Beauty, she grapples with society’s unrealistic pressures placed on […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley

BOOK REVIEW: The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley

| 21 June 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley Allen & Unwin December 2019 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction Books / Modern & Contemporary Fiction 75% Rocking   The world doesn’t really need another novel inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. But Molly Greeley does such a good job of staying true to […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Just Kids Illustrated Edition by Patti Smith

BOOK REVIEW: Just Kids Illustrated Edition by Patti Smith

| 19 June 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Just Kids Illustrated Edition by Patti Smith Bloomsbury Publishing October 2019 Hardcover, $59.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction Books / Biographies & True Stories 100% Rocking Young love is precious. It is thirty years since photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe’s passing, and a decade since Patti Smith wrote their love story, but these heightened emotions […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Ghost Species by James Bradley

BOOK REVIEW: Ghost Species by James Bradley

| 18 June 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Ghost Species by James Bradley Penguin | Hamish Hamilton April 2020 Paperback $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Fiction / Speculative Fiction / Climate Fiction 80% Rocking An exquisitely beautiful and deeply affecting exploration of connection and loss in an age of planetary trauma. In the night, she wakes. Something has woken her but […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Ho! Ho! Ho! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Deborah Niland

BOOK REVIEW: Ho! Ho! Ho! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Deborah Niland

| 1 December 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Ho! Ho! Ho! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Deborah Niland Penguin Books Australia October 2018 Hardcover, $19.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction / Kids & Childrens Books / Picture Books 85% Rocking In 1980 we learned that hippopotamuses enjoy eating cake. And hanging out […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Need by Helen Phillips

BOOK REVIEW: The Need by Helen Phillips

| 21 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Need by Helen Phillips Penguin | Viking July 2019 Paperback, $29.99 AUD Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Fiction / Thriller / Speculative 80% Rocking Molly is exhausted, anxious, losing her grip on reality. Her husband is away and she is running between her children and her job, where things are unravelling. She’s a […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Exhalation by Ted Chiang

BOOK REVIEW: Exhalation by Ted Chiang

| 17 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Exhalation by Ted Chiang Picador May 2019 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Science Fiction / Short Stories / Novellas 84% Rocking   From the award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story “The Story of Your Life” was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited new collection of stunningly original, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs by Pat Crocker

BOOK REVIEW: The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs by Pat Crocker

| 14 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs by Pat Crocker Sterling Publishing Co Inc July 2018 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Cooking, Food & Drink / Cookery by Ingredient 85% Rocking The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs is a book for anyone who has ever encountered an […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different- True Tales of Amazing Boys who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons written by Ben Brooks and illustrated by Quinton Winter

BOOK REVIEW: Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different- True Tales of Amazing Boys who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons written by Ben Brooks and illustrated by Quinton Winter

| 10 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different- True Tales of Amazing Boys who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons written by Ben Brooks and illustrated by Quinton Winter Quercus Publishing April 2018 Hardcover, $35.00 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children’s Non-Fiction / True Stories for Children & Teenagers 65% Rocking Stories for Boys […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Just Eat It – How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food by Laura Thomas

BOOK REVIEW: Just Eat It – How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food by Laura Thomas

| 7 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Just Eat it – How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food by Laura Thomas Bluebird January 2019 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Self-Help & Personal Development / Popular Psychology 75% Rocking If you want to have your cake and eat it too then Laura Thomas’s […]

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Natalie’s Top Reads of 2018

Natalie’s Top Reads of 2018

| 28 January 2019 | Reply

My 2018 in books was the year I discovered how much I love and appreciate a well-constructed and gripping thriller. This was the first year I read more from this particular genre and it’s certainly reflected in my top fiction picks for this year. It was nice to discover a new love and something I […]

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