Thursday, March 31, 2011

On the reading list

Just finished...

:: Paul Roos and Tania Roos book Sport is Life, Life as Sport  -  the central comment of the book is to talk about life through illustrations from sport. A little side-bar here - its great to see the AFL season start, and I guess a draw was a good result.

:: The Shallows - Nicholas Carr; the often quoted book about how the internet is changing the way we think. He writes about how our brain is changed through how we use it; and how the way we use technology also reshapes the nature of our brain. Its quite a worthwhile read.  Its also worthwhile looking at his blog.

Just started..
Malcolm Fraser's political memoirs. I have to admit that I haven't done a lot of Australian history, so I thought I'd start by reading Malcolm Fraser's memoirs as I found a lot of his comments fascinating (see the University of Melbourne's collection of his papers.

Next on the list are the memiors of John Howard and Peter Costello, and then Peter Fitzsimon's biography of Kim Beazley.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:10 am

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.