Category Archive: Book Review

Jun 29

Book Review: You May Also Like

You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice by Tom Vanderbilt I picked this book for one reason: Tom Vanderbilt. I absolutely loved his book TRAFFIC, and bought copies to give or lend to other people. TRAFFIC is the sole reason I bought this book in hardback instead of seeing if they …

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Jun 28

New Book: Dayrunner Magic

Dayrunner Magic by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you’ve never heard of Kit Melbourne, there’s no reason why you can’t learn about her here. These are the books in which Kit settles into her job as Dayrunner for the Vampire Guild Leader. There’s plenty of action and intrigue as she learns …

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Jun 06

Book Review — Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond This book has a lot to recommend it. It’s generally the type of non-fiction I love reading: well researched, first-hand information about people I don’t know much about (and would like to understand.) Desmond has done a mountain of research for this book, much …

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May 22

Book Review: A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick The plot starts when Ralph Truitt meets Catherine Land. He’s sent away for a mail-order bride, and she’s the one who responded. Truitt is irritated that Catherine’s train is late, and he’s irritated that she is not as she appeared (she’s much prettier, we’re told) but he tolerates all …

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May 17

Book Review: H is for Hawk

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald It seems like the memoirs that really appeal to me, especially recently, are ones like this: brilliant, well-read women who do interesting things. Helen Macdonald is a falconer, but she’s also an academic with a taste for literature. When Macdonald’s father dies, she sees the book Goshawk by …

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