The Truth About Animals, Lucy Cooke

Book Review: The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife, Lucy Cooke Nonfiction Science: The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife, Lucy Cooke   Lucy Cooke’s engaging book The Truth About Animals is one of those delightful books […]

Book Review: Tulipomania, Mike Dash

Book Review: Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused, Mike Dash   Nonfiction History: Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused, Mike Dash What could be more “spring” than the tulip? Sprouting up through the snows of March and April, the […]

Book Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon

Book Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon Science Fiction: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon I love finding new books from authors with different voices. Often, their characters are refreshing and also speak with different voices, representing populations that open my eyes to people I might otherwise overlook.  Rivers Solomon is such an author, and […]

Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders Fiction: Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders George Saunders book “Lincoln in the Bardo” has won some of the most prestigious literary awards given, including being only the second American book to win the Man Booker Prize. It is an extraordinary book, truly unlike anything I have read before. […]

Book Review: The Myth of Race, Robert Wald Sussman

Book Review: The Myth of Race, Robert Wald Sussman The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea Robert Wald Sussman   In “The Myth of Race,” Robert Wald Sussman traces the history of racist philosophy through America. This was a very troubling and challenging book. Racism is hard to eradicate. Scientific evidence […]

Book Review: Nudge, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Book Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein   Nonfiction: Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein I’ll admit, I was hoping to read Nudge and get much smarter about making decisions. That is not exactly what the book delivers. […]

Quote Walter Cronkite: Whatever the cost of our libraries…

Quote: Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. Walter Cronkite Quote: Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. Walter Cronkite For more on Walter Cronkite see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Cronkite Read more books about books and libraries: Booklist: Books […]

Quote: Without libraries what have we? Ray Bradbury

Quote: Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. Ray Bradbury Quote: Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. Ray Bradbury For more on Ray Bradbury see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Bradbury Quote: Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. Ray Bradbury For more on Ray […]