Category: Book Review

Apr 26

Book Review: The Spellman Files

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz I’ve been in a book slump (too many bad books sapping my will to read) and I needed something to pull me out of it. This fun mystery/spy romp did the trick. The Spellmans are a family of private investigators. Olivia and Albert met while on the job, and …

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Apr 24

Book Review: Practical Wisdom

Practical Wisdom: The Right Way To Do the Right Thing by Barry Schwartz This pop science book differs from most of its kind in that it relies heavily on the wisdom of the ancient Greeks, specifically Aristotle. Basically, it’s a treatise on (like the subtitle says) how to do the right thing in the right …

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Apr 20

Book Review: Why Your Life Sucks

Why Your Life Sucks by Alan Cohen In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit I didn’t finish this book. And this review isn’t going to be very fair, because I’m going to rant about the genre as a whole. Alan Cohen didn’t invent the touchy-feely new age self-help book, but he did …

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Apr 18

Book Review: Happy Gloves

Happy Gloves: Charming Softy Friends Made from Colorful Gloves by Miyako Kanamori I really wanted to like this book, because it would be a great project for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop, and knit gloves are on sale for 50 cents a pair at Target this time of year. The book has brightly colored photos …

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Apr 16

Book Review: The Princessa

The Princessa : Machiavelli for Women by Harriet Rubin This was recommended to me by a friend of a friend, and since it was short and easy to read, I put it to the top of my reading queue. It’s a philosophy book, sort of, and a how-to book, sort of, and a self-help book, …

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