Category: Book Review

Nov 08

Book Review: Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by BrenĂ© Brown Like many people, I watched Brene Brown’s TED talk and kind of put her in the category of woo-woo semi-spiritual women’s life coach, kind of like a one-note Elizabeth Gilbert. She’s more than that; she’s …

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Oct 25

Book Review: The Dispatcher

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi If someone wants to make the case that the novella is the perfect length for a sci-fi story, John Scalzi will undoubtedly find his work in the “pro” column. This novella takes a simple premise–murder victims come back to life–and explores it. The main character is a dispatcher, someone hired …

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Oct 22

Book Review: What Einstein Told His Cook

What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained by Robert L. Wolke I think I must have read this book years and years ago and forgot to write a review, which tricked me into thinking I hadn’t read it. It’s a book about kitchen science. It’s good reading for anyone who loves chemistry and cooking, …

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Oct 16

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith This is a good ol’ fashioned murder mystery with a private eye and a beautiful rich victim who jumped to her death. Or did she? As usual, I listened to this book instead of reading it, so I have to guess on the spelling of the names. Cormorant Strike …

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Oct 09

Book Review: Gone With the Wind

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell I’d never read this book, nor seen the movie, but anyone who doesn’t know at least something of Gone With the Wind was probably not raised in America. This book, for better or for worse, defines the Civil War for many people. It’s epic in scope, encompassing both …

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