Book Review: The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough, Chas Newky–Burden

Book Review: The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough, Chas Newky–Burden Nonfiction: The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough, Chas Newky–Burden   Very few names or voices are more recognizable around the world than Sir David Attenborough’s. In a career spanning more than six decades, Attenborough has devoted his life to broadcasting the reality of […]

Book Review: Bitch: On the Female of the Species, Lucy Cooke

Book Review: Bitch: On the Female of the Species, Lucy Cooke   Nonfiction/Science: Bitch: On the Female of the Species, Lucy Cooke   In her provocatively titled book, Bitch, Lucy Cooke takes aim at the biases that have shaped the study of animals, specifically, biases against females (or perhaps for males). Cooke is a brilliant […]

Book Review: Beaverland, Leila Philip

Book Review: Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America, Leila Philip Nonfiction: Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America, Leila Philip   Beaverland is the epic book I didn’t know that I needed to read about North America’s largest native rodent. It is in turns poignant and whimsical, personal and historical, and describes how beaver’s […]

Book Review: The Art of More, Michael Brooks

Book Review: The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization, Michael Brooks Nonfiction/Math: The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization, Michael Brooks   Let’s start by stating the obvious: this book is not for every reader. Michael Brooks loves math. He loves it the way I like blueberry pie. And he makes a compelling […]

Blog Tour: Chinese-ish, Rosheen Kaul and Joanna Hu

Book Review: Chinese-ish: Home Cooking Not Quite Authentic 100% Delicious, Rosheen Kaul and Joanna Hu Nonfiction: Chinese-ish: Home Cooking Not Quite Authentic 100% Delicious, Rosheen Kaul and Joanna Hu   The best cookbooks not only give us terrific tasting recipes, but also share a window into the cultural world of the author.  Rosheen Kaul and […]

Blog Tour: Sherpa, Pradeep Bashyal and Ankit Babu Adhikari 

Book Review: Sherpa, Pradeep Bashyal and Ankit Babu Adhikari    Nonfiction: Sherpa, Pradeep Bashyal and Ankit Babu Adhikari  Blog Tour August 8, 2022   Sometimes I play a mental game with myself as I’m reading a book. It has different parameters based on the type of book. For some it’s, “Who would play what role […]

Book Review: Owls of the Eastern Ice, Jonathan C. Slaght

Book Review: Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl, Jonathan C. Slaght   Nonfiction/Science: Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl, Jonathan C. Slaght   I might have been vaguely aware of the existence of “fishing owls” before reading this book, […]