Sunshine and Leif Enger. I've been waiting to read this book (Virgil Wander) for quite a while, and I'm already enchanted by Enger's beautiful prose. As in Peace Like A River, I find merit wanting to read every other sentence aloud to anyone nearby. "Listen to this! Isn't it wonderful?" #millierecommends#librarybooks#virgilwander
#Pinpoint : How #GPS is Changing Our World #GregMilner #GrantaBooks , 2017 - #Technology & #Engineering - 323 pages
Over the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary global utility which is omnipresent, universal, and available to all. Neither the internet nor the cloud would work without the #GlobalPositioningSystem (GPS), a network of 30 satellites and their monitoring stations on Earth, which makes everything from the smartphone in your pocket to precision planting of crops, to the Mars rover possible. Pinpoint tells the remarkable story of GPS, from its conceptual origins as a bomb guidance system and its classified status to its present ubiquity and one of the most important technologies in the world. It examines the different ways that humans understand physical space, from ancient Polynesian navigation, to Western navigational methods to the new frontiers revealed by GPS. A strange and unexpected legacy of #satellitetechnology is its double-edged effect on our culture: while GPS has brought us breathtakingly accurate methods of #timekeeping , #navigation , and #earthquaketracking , our overwhelming reliance on it is affecting our cognitive maps, leading to the increasingly common phenomenon 'Death by GPS', in which drivers blindly follow their devices into deserts, lakes, and impassable mountains. Deeply researched, inventive and with fascinating insights into the way we think about our place in the world, Pinpoint reveals the way the technologies we design to help us can end up shaping our lives. It is at once a grand history of science and a far-reaching book about #contemporaryculture . #acpl#librarybooks#nonfiction
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How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world―from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In #AgeofAnger , #PankajMishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present.
He shows that as the world became modern, those who were unable to enjoy its promises―of freedom, stability, and prosperity―were increasingly susceptible to #demagogues . The many who came late to this new world―or were left, or pushed, behind―reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: with intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the nineteenth century arose―angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally.
Today, just as then, the wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift in a demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity―with the same terrible results.
Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a #history of our present predicament unlike any other. #acpl#librarybooks#nonfiction
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Rating: 4/5 ⭐️
Read: 13 of 2019
This book has been on my tbr for YEARS and I finally, finally got around to reading it and I was not at all let down by the hype. Darkfever is the 1st in a very long series about a young woman named Mac who goes to Ireland to find her sisters killer and ends up getting tangled into the dark world of the fae.
I flew through this book and found myself completely immersed in the story. While I found Mac to be incredibly annoying at times (I felt like she was incredibly vain and always talked about attractive she was and how amazing her hideous wardrobe was) I loved the back and forth between her and Jericho Barrons and I need to start the next book NOW.
While I am still only 1 book in and don’t know how the rest of the series will unfold, I definitely would recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of a good urban fantasy..
I have a lot of reading goals for the next week while i have a week off before starting my new job so I hopefully will be picking up bloodfever and ACOTAR in the next few days. What is everyone else currently reading??
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We will honour those lives lost by teaching our children that freedom is not to be taken for granted, it came at a great cost. Lest we Forget.
Make sure to keep the tissues near by for these tear jerkers.
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This April I have managed to finish all my library books.
‘Moonrise’ by Sarah Crossan is written in verse and is about Joe whose brother Ed is on Death row. It is moving, thought provoking and impossible to put down.
📖 ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid has been reviewed so much and I don’t think there is anything that I can add. If you haven’t read it yet I would definitely recommend it.
‘The Wife Between Us’ by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen was an enjoyable thriller and despite anticipating a number of the ‘twists’ it didn’t leave me disappointed. Definitely one of the better thrillers I have read this year.
‘VOX’ by Christina Dalcher is set in an America where woman are electrocuted if they speak more than 100 words a day. I loved the premise but it didn’t live up to my (admittedly high) expectations. As a feminist dystopia it does not reach the heights of ‘The Haindmaid’s Tale’ or ‘The Power’ but as a thriller it was pretty good.
As promised, it’s time for a Book Nerd giveaway! Our friends over at @GetUnderlined will provide winners with Book Nerd gear (like this sweater and the Book Nerd hat I wore in a previous post) so you can wear your book nerd pride everywhere you go. .
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It’s ya girl, back with another post about how much she lovessss the library 😂 Honestly though I’m so grateful for the opportunity to read free books and have sooo many options! Some are from the public library, and some are from my school’s library, which is super cool because they actually do have some recent books.-
📚How often do you go to the library?-