Penguin Books

25 Mar 19
The Funniest Books Ever Written

~ aka. The Evolution Man and The Evolution Man or How I Ate My Father. ~ Terry Pratchett describes this as “one of the funniest books of the last 500,000 years” – it’s difficult to categorise, although it feels like good science fiction and was one of the first novels Brian Aldiss chose to start […]

25 Mar 19
The Book Smugglers

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else […]

25 Mar 19
Children's Literature (Madeleine Daley)

In the story, I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings, a young boy struggles with his identity. Unlike the other boys, he isn’t interested in trucks, tools, and getting messy. He is far more interested in dresses and mermaids. At first, his family and friends are confused. However, when the little boy sees his doctor, the physician […]

25 Mar 19
Red Lips and Bibliomaniacs

Usually, I’m a stickler for reading books in order, but I think blogging has influenced the way I read. After learning that one doesn’t have to follow the books in the Inspector Maigret series in the chronological order they were written, I decided to go with the flow and read them on a whim! The […]

25 Mar 19
Naima Royal's Mastery Journal

This month I am studying Executive Leadership. The course is centered on two distinct styles of leadership presented by John C. Maxwell and Robert Greene. During my study I have reflected on the benefits and opportunities with each style of leadership and explored how my personal style of leadership compares. Naturally the principles of leadership […]

24 Mar 19
The Emmaleigh Files

The controversial book that I chose for this blog is called “I Am Jazz” written by Jessica Herthel and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas.  The reason I chose to focus on this book for the controversial book topic is that it discusses a sensitive subject that many in society find very controversial. This book takes place […]

24 Mar 19
Leading in a changing world

What is a culture? Unfortunately the universal understanding of culture does not exist. Some people considered culture as the “glue” that holds the organisations together and the “compass” that leads the directions. It also believes that culture refers to the mindset and values of an organisations as what Furnham and Gunter (1993) said “culture is […]

24 Mar 19

From Phuket, I flew for 1h30 to Singapore with Jestar who gave me some breakfast & a travel kit, waited just over an hour to fly to Melbourne for 7h. I enjoyed my dinner onboard, listened to some music, watched 2 French films, une photo de famille portraying family issues but also the importance of […]

24 Mar 19
Mrs B's Book Reviews

Title: Star Crossed Author: Minnie Darke Published: March 5th 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her old friend Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer) it could be by chance. Or perhaps it’s written in the stars. Justine works at the Alexandria Park Star – […]

24 Mar 19
scoreit.online

Enlarge / A patient receiving dental treatment, circa 1892. There were several cases of “exploding teeth” in the 19th century that remain unexplained to this day. Oxford Science Archive/Getty Images While researching his 2017 book on the history of heart surgery, medical journalist Thomas Morris perused hundreds of journals from the 19th century. One day, […]

24 Mar 19
Meggan Wallander's Mastery Journal

The lecture that Randy Pausch gave on the Opra Network brought me to tears and, in many ways, humbled me. Everyone deals with problems and the trauma and gravity of those should not be dismissed or ranked, but one another’s trials can be used to put our own into different perspectives.  Mr. Pausch was attempting […]

24 Mar 19
Mamma Filz

Taiwan born Fifi Kuo’s has a rather exciting year ahead of her with three books due to be published. The Perfect Sofa will be the first of those released and will be published on April 11th by Boxer Books. This fun, colourful read brings a smile to our faces each time I share it with my little […]

24 Mar 19

Penguin Random House sent me The Home Edit in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was trying to remember the last time our house felt organized, and I think we reached peak domestic efficiency just before baby. A rainbow of impossibly tiny outfits ordered by size and colour hung in […]

24 Mar 19
arx yuki

Reinterpreted Japanese Book cover for All You Need Is Kill by Sakurazaka Hiroshi. Please forgive the broken Japanese. I’m not fluent enough to write at this level yet. Disclaimer: The use of the Penguin Publishing logo and promotional text was required for the class and are not owned by me. They are being used for […]

24 Mar 19
Coburg Review of Books

The Arsonist, Chloe Hooper, Penguin. In her new book about the Black Saturday fires, Chloe Hooper describes driving around Churchill in Gippsland, where there is a giant cigar sculpture in honour of the British prime minister, the town’s namesake, and where the streets are named after tree species, seemingly a civic planner’s premonition of when […]