CEO Reads: Red Notice

Red Notice I found this recommended read on Shane Parrish’s, (host of The Knowledge Podcast) and author of the Farnham Street blog article Reading Better. Bill Browder’s Red Notice appeared in his recommended 2018 reading list. His three tips about this book really grabbed my attention ‘Whoever ghost wrote this with Browder is a genius…
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CEO Reads: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy My son has recently completed the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail from New Mexico to Canada, a walking trip of over 4,000 kilometres and spent over 4 months in the United States. He and I share a fascination with US Politics and both have been completely nonplussed by the rise of Donald Trump…
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CEO Reads: The Binding

The Binding This has been a surprise hit for Bridget Collins and is her first adult novel. She has previously written seven young adult novels and had two plays produced and after reading this I will be definitely following up and reading her young adult work. The Binding packs an emotional wallop as Collins puts…
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CEO Reads: This is My Song

This Is My Song    Winner of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Literature  This is an intensely moving novel but I think it can get lost to adult audiences by being allocated as 'Young Adult'. It is a story told in three parts from three generations, crossing three continents and from three…
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Sherlock’s Mates

If you enjoy British detective fiction and like a good period British police procedural these authors might be just right for you ranging from medieval England, the 1920s, 1980s and leading to present day. Ann Cleeves, Award-winning English crime-writer of the Vera Stanhope series, now dramatized as the TV detective series Vera, and the Jimmy…
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CEO Reads: The Alice Network

The Alice Network 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and,  after the commemorations for WW1 and the ANZACs that have been occurring around the country from 2014-2018, I think I was primed to notice this historical novel that delves into both WWI and the aftermath of WWII.  I had not read anything of Kate…
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Food for Fines: Thank You

YPRL’s Food for Fines amnesty ran in the lead up to Christmas last year. Recognising that overdue fines can create a significant hardship, Food for Fines was our way of giving everyone the chance to wipe their slate clean while also helping those in need in our local community. During Food for Fines, we invited…
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