Category: Book Review

Aug 24

Book Review: In Praise of Stay at Home Moms

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms by Laura Schlessinger I chose to be a stay-at-home mom, and did so for more than a decade, so it came as a surprise to me that a book dedicated to lauding my decision would piss me off so much. I’m giving it three starts, because I enjoyed reading it. …

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Aug 17

Book Review: Love Walked In

Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos I think my opinion of this book was colored by the last book I read. The last book I read was about manly men who kill people for a living, live rough, and try not to think about the futility of it. This book is about women …

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Aug 13

Book Review: War

War by Sebastian Junger I bought this book on spec, mostly because of the strength of Junger’s other book THE PERFECT STORM, the book by which all other maritime disaster accounts are held up to (and usually found lacking). In WAR, Junger takes on the war in Afghanistan. He follows a platoon for fifteen months …

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Aug 07

Book Review: Incognito, The Secret Lives of the Brain

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman INCOGNITO is at its heart, a pop science book about neurology. I saw this in the bookstore and pegged it as interesting, but didn’t realize I’d read something else by this author until holding the book in my hands. Eagleman is the author of the …

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Aug 03

Book Review: Dance With Dragons

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin I enjoyed this book, not like an oenophile enjoys a nice glass of wine, but the way a crackhead enjoys a shiny new vial of poison. If you’ve been reading the Song of Ice and Fire, you know that a series based on plot twists, cliffhanger endings, …

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