Supermarket Monsters: The Price of Coles & Woolworths’ Dominance

Supermarket Monsters: The Price of Coles & Woolworths’ Dominance – Malcolm Knox (2015)

Pages: 150


24184387Supermarket Monsters is an enlightening and quite honestly terrifying look into the current grocery industry within Australia, in particular as the title suggests, Coles and Woolworths.

This book is absolutely fantastic. It’s quick, easy to read and gives a good summation of the issues at hand. In a society where it’s easy to close our eyes and ignore what’s going on around us, this book gets to the heart of the matter fast.

This book should be mandatory reading for all grocery buyers in Australia (everyone) as it really states what our consuming is doing to farmers, suppliers and independent grocer owners.



4.5/5 Stars

“Like anything too colossal and too ubiquitous to stand back from, Coles and Woolworths almost defy comprehension”


Top Ten Books I Have Read in 2015 So Far

We are more than half way through 2015 already! I have compiled a list of my favourite books I have read in 2015 so far in no particular order. These books are not necessarily published in 2015.

1. 11/22/63 – Stephen King.

This one is a no brainer, this is one of my favourite books I have read ever! I can’t write too much about this book without giving spoilers, but it is amazing.

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky.

This book had flaws, but in despite of them I could not put it down.

3. Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman – Richard Feynman.

Feynman is a genius, literally. Sometimes it seemed like he was humble bragging through the book, but his stories of safe cracking and learning musical instruments were just so fun and almost child like.

4. Choose Your Own Autobiography – Neil Patrick Harris.

This was a fun book by NPH that covered his personal life, his time on How I Met Your Mother, theatre, Doogie Howser and more. I definitely recommend this as a short, fun read.

5. The Harry Potter series – JK Rowling.

I adore these books, I reread them this year for the umpteenth time. If you haven’t already read these books, you just have to.

6. The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank.

I somehow made it through school without having this book assigned to me, so in my mid twenties I decided to go ahead and read this book. It’s really amazing and heartbreaking to see the insight into Anne’s life. It’s not as upsetting and depressing as I had assumed it would be before I read the book.

7. One Summer – Bill Bryson.

As I am a huge fan of Americana I picked up this book. It was a fun history of events that happened in 1927. The book covered from Babe Ruth to Charles Lindbergh to Al Capone.

8.  Catch Me If You Can – Frank Abagnale & Stan Redding.

This was an incredible, ture story of Frank Abagnale and his very much illegal exploits into cheque fraud, pretending to be a pilot and more.

9. Born Standing Up – Steve Martin.

I love Steve Martin, from watching clips of him on SNL in the 1970’s to children’s movies he was in that I watched so long ago. This book showed a very different side to him. It was funny, but it was also very interesting to hear about his thought process of comedy and his family life as a kid.

10. The Divergent Trilogy – Veronica Roth.

This series was quite good, although it definitely dropped off on the third book. It reminded me a lot of The Hunger Games.

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Edmund Morris

Pages: 920

40929The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt is an epic biography that covers from Roosevelt’s childhood up until the moment he finds out he will be the President of the United States.

I have never read a better biography, of a better man. Within the first 100 pages I was hooked. For Roosevelt to overcome his childhood health issues, to become a cowboy, boxer, historian and politician is remarkable.

I will admit, at times is becomes a slog, however it is made up for in how meticulously researched it is.

I have never felt so inadequate with my accomplishments, as I did after reading this book.

5/5 Stars

“The light has gone out of my life”