Tag: death

Jun 21

Book Review: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman This novel is quirky and fun and about people who are slightly exaggerated (but still believable). The story is funny and lighthearted while still managing to be sad enough to make me cry. (Is it reductionist to say it reminds me of Swedish …

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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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Dec 16

Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes-And Other Lessons From the Crematory

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty I really enjoyed this. How can you not like a poignant memoir that makes you laugh with lines like “A girl never forgets the first corpse she shaves.” I got the audiobook, read by the author, who has a raspy, cheerful …

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Dec 05

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May 08

Book Review – The Science of Fear

The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain by Daniel Gardner This is a book that I think everyone should read. It has a lot of information I’ve seen elsewhere, about the heuristics people use in order to make decisions, but Gardener puts the information together in a comprehensive manner that …

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