Category: Book Reviews

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  • Four Thousand Weeks – Time Management for Mortals

    Did you know that you have about 4000 weeks to live from beginning to end? Thinking of it like that reminds me of the life calendar which is a sobering look at how little time you have to hang out with those that you love. While this book is designed to help pull you up […]

  • Footprints – Our future fossils

    I got Footprints in part because my daughter is a huge dinosaur nerd and anything I can learn about fossils is a great thing to pass on to her. In this book, David Farrier digs into the trace fossils that our current society will leave around for the future. Trace fossils are footprints, arrows, burrows, […]

  • The Devil’s Curve by Arno Kopecky

    As with many books I’ve read recently, this was a hard read. The Devil’s Curve is a well-written book but it’s hard emotionally to see what people do to other people. Kopecky hears about the Devil’s Curve and the death of many native Peruvians and starts to wonder what part Canadian companies have to play […]

  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

    Let’s start by disclaiming, this is a tough and alarming read. I mean I knew that racism was and is a real thing. I see it regularly as the Canadian Government continues to fight any responsibility to First Nations in courts while also talking big about how tragic it is that we keep finding dead […]

  • My Favourite Fiction

    Expanse: I grabbed this on Kindle and loved it so I bought it again and have read almost the entire series. As I’ve been reading it again and watching the show on Prime, I’ve actually enjoyed characters in both versions. Particularly Ashford in the Prime show. I appreciate him much more than the Ashford we […]

  • A Life Lived Remotely by Siobhan McKeown

    I heard about this book when it came out and figured it would be a light read about how to do remote work well. While it does talk about the author’s journey in remote working, A Life Lived Remotely, is actually a much deeper book on many fronts. The goal of the book is to […]

  • The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey

    What is the point of productivity books? For some, it’s really just productivity porn, a way to say you’re being productive as you read about getting stuff done. If that’s you then Chris Bailey’s The Productivity Project tells you early on that this is not the book you’re looking for. According to Bailey productivity is […]

  • The Data Detective by Tim Harford

    We’re bombarded by claims using data every day. In BC during COVID we are currently talking about our vaccination rates in terms of “eligible” people. In some ways this makes sense, but when we talk about vaccination rates for other diseases, do we use the same term? Are “eligible” people the same group in both […]

  • Reading in the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene

    Right from the get-go, Stanislas Dehaene tells us why he wrote Reading in the Brain because most of us understand more about how our car works than we understand about how our brain works1. His goal is to change that. He actually wants to go a bit further than that by working to explain why […]

  • River Queen by Paul Levy

    One of the things I’ve been wanting to dig deeper into lately has been BC history. Luckily The Bookman has a huge section devoted to Canadian authors. A few months back I picked up a biography called River Queen, which follows Lucille Johnstone. Lucille was an integral part of the Vancouver Airport, Expo 86, St. […]