Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Whale Rider, by Witi Ihimaera

Why this book:  While travelling in New Zealand, this book was recommended by a salesman at a bookstore and one of my NOLS colleagues with whom I was hiking. Summary in 4 sentences: This is short novelized version of an old … Continue reading

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Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat you All – a New Zealand story, by Christina Thompson.

Why this book:  I was at the beginning of my trip to New Zealand and this book was recommended to me as a well-written and enjoyable introduction to Maori culture and how it interfaces with Western culture in New Zealand. … Continue reading

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Don’t Keep your Day Job – How to turn your passion into your career, by Cathy Heller

Why this book:The publisher’s agent asked me if I’d read and review the book and I agreed. I’m glad I did.  They sent me a copy and here is the my review! Summary in 3 sentences: The author Cathy Heller … Continue reading

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