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 […]

Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg

Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg Nonfiction: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg Unless you have been completely hiding under a rock recently, the name Greta Thunberg is one you have heard. This teenaged Swedish activist was named Time Magazine’s Person of the […]

Book Review: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer

Book Review: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer Nonfiction: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Joshua Hammer Admit it: the title caught your attention. It caught mine, too. Fortunately, the contents of the book live up to the boldness of the title. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the story of Abdel Kader Haidara and […]

Book Review: The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books, Edward Wilson-Lee

Book Review: The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books, Edward Wilson-Lee Biography: The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books, Edward Wilson-Lee   In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain to find western route to China and the Indies. As everyone knows, what he found instead was what became known as the “New World,” lands full of new people, […]