Tag Archive: review

Aug 28

How to Write a Book Review

I love writing book reviews. If reading a book is like going on a vacation, writing a book review is like showing the photos and souvenirs and telling my friends about the trip. Book reviews can turn the solitary pleasure of reading into something shared with a community of like-minded readers. It also helps other …

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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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Nov 18

Book Review: For All the Tea in China

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History by Sarah Rose This isn’t quite a book like SALT or THE PERFECT RED that covers every possible aspect of a world-changing commodity. It’s kind of pick and choose about what aspects of the tea trade it covers closely …

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Mar 10

Book Review: If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley This book could more accurately be called “Every day life in pre-modern England.” It’s great for anyone who wants to learn about what every day life in England was like in the middle ages through the early 20th century. Categorized by themes …

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Oct 03

Book Review: Redshirts

Redshirts by John Scalzi The first three chapters of this book were available as a preview on Scalzi’s blog, and after I read them, I kept thinking about the story and wondering where it was going to go. Finally picked up a copy and finished out the story. It’s almost like there are four different …

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