In need of a good read this weekend? Tales that are too good to be true – including making millions in digital cash, taking in the wonders of Australian architecture, keeping in touch with politics on the streets, expanding your mind and connecting with young ones through Indigenous stories. Here are this weekend’s favourites.
Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories, How to Change Your Mind, Australian Art Deco Hotels, Poster Boy and Digital Cash are on the reading list this weekend.
Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories by Helen Milroy
Animals are the heroes of these eight adventures by Milroy. Told in the style of traditional Indigenous teaching stories, it’s a must for the young reader in your life. More details at Fremantle Press.
Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency by Finn Brunton
Though Bitcoin is firmly in the zeitgeist, the tale of cryptocurrency runs much deeper. Digital Cash dives into the history and philosophy of cryptocurrency, unearthing some unforgettable characters along the way. From Princeton University Press.
Poster Boy: A Memoir of Art and Politics by Peter Drew
A funny and starkly honest look at the intersection of street art, politics and identity. Find out more about Peter Drew and his artworks that are attaining cult status across the country. Via Black Inc.
How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan
Australian Art Deco Hotels by Geoffrey Goddard
This book is likely to stir up memories for many in Australian towns and suburbs. The Art Deco period was a boom time for building – Goddard’s photography captures the grandeur of our favourite pubs in vivid detail. Visit Geoffrey Goddard Photography for more.