Category: Book Review

Nov 15

Book Review: Moby Dick; or, The Whale

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville I find it cunningly ironic when the entire review of a novel can be summed up in a quote from the same novel. So here it is: “the whale would be by all hands considered a noble dish, were there not so much of him; but when you …

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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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