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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Book 80 - How to Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week by Dominic O'Brien

How to Develop a Brilliant Memory was the first book from the Health/Well Being section. I am pretty good at remembering numbers and dates, and I know all my bank account numbers and most of my credit cards. I even know my library card number off by heart. However I have never tried to adopt any recognised technique. Dominic O'Brien is a master at remembering things and he has loads of different techniques in this book. The big one for me is remembering sequences of numbers and I successfully remembered one of my credit cards I didn't know using this technique. I want to go on and remember more numbers and dates so I am pleased I remembered to read this book!

How to Develop a Brilliant Memory  scores 7 out of 10.

Book 79

Royalty Inc: Britain's Best-Known Brand by Stephen Bates was all about the Royal Family. I admit I am not a fan of the Royal Family at all and would much prefer to have a President as head of state. However the book did open my eyes a bit about what they all actually do and it certainly was very interesting reading how the Queen interacts with government. The chapters about the Queen and Prince Charles were by far the most interesting, I wouldn't say Stephen Bates was the greatest historian ever when he goes back and looks at previous monarchs. However his grasp of the current Royal Family is very good. Rating 7/10.