Manage episode 243953223 series 2091316
Eliza has been so busy preparing for her daughter's 3rd birthday that she's stopped reading fiction books.
But she's determined to pick it up again as a way to stop the endless checking of her phone.
It turns out she's not alone. A recent article in the Guardian Newspaper sparked a conversation about how our phones are stopping our reflexive instinct to read books.
The former ABC Managing Director, Mark Scott, told Geraldine years ago that he read fiction to "slow the frantic pace". It's a sentiment many of us can relate to.
This week, Eliza and Geraldine also discuss American politics and the consequence of the Obama presidency.
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The Lebanese PM & a Sth African bikini model https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/world/middleeast/lebanon-hariri-model.html?fbclid=IwAR3qZROGqawPL9-oITS2dbFBKLBTqZVQT4MZjvcV6tcoz9YLPMHkrDDlVHg
The Loudest Voice https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6821044/
Gabriel Sherman: The Loudest Voice in the Room https://www.amazon.com/Loudest-Voice-Room-Brilliant-News/dp/0812992857
Primary Colours movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_Colors_(film)
Becoming: Michelle Obama https://becomingmichelleobama.com
The Internet Broke My Attention Span - Josephine Tovey https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/oct/03/before-the-internet-broke-my-attention-span-i-read-books-compulsively-now-it-takes-willpower