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Good Rules for Choosing Non-Fiction Books

I have a few rules for choosing non-fiction books: I won’t read a book promising to reveal the “insider secrets” of an organization or field. (The author only knows 1% of the secrets, and they’ll…




60,000 books for young Australians

A CONCERNING amount of Australian children are not reading at the expected level, but it is not all bad news for our future leaders. The BHP and Books in Homes Australia partnership has been expanded…


Beer appreciation starts with these 6 essential books

New beer books hit shelves every year, and I try to read as many as possible. They run the gamut: deep dives into specific beer styles, historical investigations, technical manuals for exacting homebrewers. If you…



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Annie Proulx on the best books to understand climate change

A lone tree stands in a drought-effected paddock in New South Wales, Australia. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Today we live with non-stop special events of fire, flood, mud slide, rising water, whirling hurricanes, toxic algae blooms,…


Of Guilt and Horror | Books

Look! It is winter in Prague” and with those six, finely judged, opening words, the scene is set. It is Gothic gloom all the way, as author Sarah Perry leads the reader along a series…