Book Review: Mobituaries, Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg

Book Review: Mobituaries, Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg   Nonfiction: Mobituaries, Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg   Did you know that Thomas Paine, famed author of the Revolutionary War era pamphlet Common Sense, writer of the sentence “These are the times that try men’s souls,” the single best selling American author in history (by percentage […]

Book Review: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox

Book Review: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox   Poetry/Nonfiction: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox   Inside Out is absolutely delightful. I truly wish that someone had written this book 40 years ago when I was in junior high school. Of course, Marjorie Maddox was not […]

Book Review: Because Internet, Gretchen McCulloch

Book Review: Because Internet, Gretchen McCulloch   Nonfiction: Because Internet, Gretchen McCulloch   Because Internet is subtitled Understanding the New Rules of Language. It is one linguist’s efforts to study and learn the effects of the Internet on the use of English, particularly in Canada (the author’s home), US, Britain, and Australia. This is a […]

Book Review: The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells

Book Review: The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells   NonFiction: The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells   If a non-fiction book can be a horror story, David Wallace-Wells has written one with The Uninhabitable Earth. Filled with chapters titled “Heat Death,” “Hunger,” “Drowning,” etc., the book looks in depth at the various calamities our world faces as […]