Book of the Week
Dirty Money: the true cost of Australia’s Mineral Boom by Matthew Benns
I recently attended a presentation at Mosman Library to hear Matthew Benns talk about his latest book Dirty Money. This was quite an eye-opener to me to listen to stories of possible greed, corruption and even murder in the pursuit of mining opportunities both here and overseas.
Matthew is an investigative journalist for the Australian Sun-Herald.
Read his book and balance it against the images that are popularly portrayed in the media, by the Government and the mining companies themselves.
Mosman Library, The Orpheum and Pages and Pages Booksellers in Mosman, have an inspiring line-up of authors throughout the year. Keep aware of what is on offer at the following website.
BOW factor: 8/10
The Website of the week, Neat new
A useful site put together by Marylaine Block, a Librarian in the US. Explore Marylaine’s collection of the latest new websites that she has chosen with a view to reliability and depth of information. This is just one of many resources that can point you to the latest websites available.
For all the latest Tech updates, take a look at Techjunkeez.com
WOW factor: 9/10
My Interesting App of the Week– Weird but True
Weird But True
Keep your children or grandchildren amused educationally during the holidays by purchasing this informative app from national Geographic. Good for “kids” of any age!
You can even rate the weirdness of each fact. Over 300 fascinating facts to discover.
Cost is $1.99
MIAOW factor: 8/10
AND – a bonus app this week QI Lite for iphone
Based on the facts presented on the fabulous QI show on the ABC. You can also share facts with others who have downloaded the app.