Tree by Melina Sempill Watts

Book Summary Tree is a novel about a tree written from a unique point of view: the chief narrator is a tree. Tree uses magical realism as a key to access the interrelated emotional realities of the many species that share one pristine valley in Topanga, California. Grass, birds, other trees and animals come to … Continued

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

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The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look Want to freak yourself out? Im going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it. Google knows where … Continued

Wrath of the Fury Blade by Geoff Habiger & Coy Kissee

Story Summary The brutal murder of Laval√© fey Avecath, the King’s First Magistrate and adviser, interrupts Constable Inspector Reva Lunaria’s day off. The victim’s status makes this a high-profile investigation, bringing with it unwanted attention from Senior Inquisitor Ailan Malvace√§ of the Sucra, the King’s secret police. The manner of the victim’s death makes this … Continued

Fran Lebowitz: ‘You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump’

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She loves to talk, hates to fly and wants to make it clear she takes no responsibility for the state of US politics Be grateful you didnt sit next to Fran Lebowitz on the plane from New York to Melbourne. The trip was the longest flight she had taken, and therefore the longest time she … Continued

Kindergarten weather forecast assignment just became the standard for every other meteorologist.

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Nashville kindergartner Carden Corts (he already has a perfect anchorman name) produced what might be the best Kindergarten-level project in existence.  The assignment was to make a weather forecast video for school, and his father, who works in video production, helped him out. Seriously though, the only assignments I had in Kindergarten were coloring books. … Continued

Facebook co-founder says its rise reveals the fault lines destroying the American Dream

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Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: 2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising More long term greed… Tim O’Reilly’s recipe … Continued