Blog Tour: 100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths, Emma L. Smith

Book Review: 100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths, Emma L. Smith   Nonfiction: 100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths, Emma L. Smith   One of my most recent happy moments centers around a video my daughter in law sent, featuring my youngest son (an economics/math major and […]

Book Review: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson

Book Review: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson   Nonfiction: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson   During the summer of 1854 a cholera outbreak threatened to devastate London. In particular, London’s Soho neighborhood lost many of its residents. Entire households were found dead. Yet from the ashes of this destruction rose a phoenix of discovery that […]

Book Review: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember, Annalee Newitz

Book Review: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, Annalee Newitz   Nonfiction: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, Annalee Newitz   (This review honors the stated preference of the author to use “they/them” pronouns. The book was published prior to that request, so readers may notice a […]

Book Review: Semicolon, Cecelia Watson

Book Review: Semicolon, Cecelia Watson Nonfiction: Semicolon, Cecelia Watson   At Scintilla we get book recommendations from a variety of sources: book blog tours often invite our participation; “best of” lists and award winners grab our attention; our local library, Schlow, makes some outstanding suggestions; friends and family point us toward books they’ve enjoyed.   […]