January 2013

Book Review - 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts'

Review of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain Read more about Book Review - 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts'

From the Archives: Disgust

About the MMPL Journal Club earlier in the year; first published on my personal blog

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I rode my bike to the station this morning, and when I parked it behind the supermarket there was a bad bad smell coming from the dumpsters.

Now it's raining, and I'm not looking forward to the ride back home. Read more about From the Archives: Disgust

Moral of the Story: Oryx and Crake

You know that feeling, when you’re reading a book so dense with ideas, that at every second page you want to dog-ear a corner to save the thought for later? Except that you can’t, because the book is borrowed, and anyway there’s just toooo much to think about? Yeah. If you don’t know that feeling, find someone from whom you can borrow Oryx and Crake, and read it. Read more about Moral of the Story: Oryx and Crake

Moral of the Story: Mind the Meat

1. I’ve been baking. It’s kind of late, I’m a bit sleepy, but I need to wait for the muffins to cool before I can cover them in delicious cream-cheese icing and decorate them, and so – here I am. It’s Monday, which is Moral of the Story Day, but since I haven’t finished my book I’m going to share some random thoughts about meat instead. Or, not quite random. Read more about Moral of the Story: Mind the Meat

Moral of the Story: World War Z

This is the second time I am attempting to read World War Z, by Max Brooks, and I suspect I am going to have to give up this time around as well. It’s not because it’s a bad book, badly written or poorly plotted or anything like that. It’s because the stories in it – transcripts of interviews with survivors of the zombie apocalypse – terrify me. The first time I tried to read it, I tended to read a chapter or two before bed, and I invariably had nightmares about zombies. This time, I’ve been reading it in the middle of the day. So far, it seems to be working. Read more about Moral of the Story: World War Z

Book Review: 'Psychology in the Bathroom' by Nick Haslam

Placement of the Toilet Seat as a Moral Issue

Psychology in the Bathroom, written by the Melbourne Moral Psychology's own Nick Haslam is a book about an unspoken subject that is usually left behind the bathroom door. While it does cover toilet humour, this is a well-researched and super informative humorous book about the toilet...and flatulance, toilet graffiti, and potty-mouths. Read more about Book Review: 'Psychology in the Bathroom' by Nick Haslam