Tag Archives: non-fiction

Quiet by Susan Cain

Read  November 2017 Recommended for people who know introverts ★    ★    1/2 Shhh–I’m taking some quiet time. Kidding! I’ll be honest. I avoided this book the first time I noticed it, when the buzz had it popping up all over. … Continue reading

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The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of biographies ★    ★   1/2   Recently, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death was been popping up in discussion, and I had been toying with a re-read until fortuitously offered … Continue reading

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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Read February 2018 Recommended for humans ★    ★    ★    ★    ★  Drawing on an established tradition by American writers of color, ‘Between the World and Me’ is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ own letter to his son. While I was reading, … Continue reading

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The Dirt on Clean by Katherine Ashenburg

Read  November 2017 Recommended for clean historians ★    ★    ★     I love a clean house. I actually like cleaning, particularly when it involves dusting my bookshelves. There’s something about a room where I’ve just removed the dust, hair and debris … Continue reading

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No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin. Make time.

Read  November 2017 Recommended for people who want to think ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 Ursula Le Guin is one of my heroes, in as much as I have them. Which is, to say, hardly at all, but her … Continue reading

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Wild Neighbors by HSUS

Read  November 2017 Recommended for people having animal conflicts ★    ★    ★    Written in 1997, Wild Animals is no less pertinent today. I picked it up largely out of curiosity, as I’m one of the ones that feels like … Continue reading

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Notorious RBG by Carmon and Knizhnik

I’m still mad at RBG. Appointed by Clinton in 1993, Ruth was only the second female on the Supreme Court (That’s right, kids: the mens used to think that mixing a career and family was too much for us. It … Continue reading

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Bellevue by David Oshinsky

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of medicine, hospitals, history ★    ★    ★    ★   This book was 100% written by a historian, not a biographist, so temper expectations accordingly. Bellevue is a famous–some might say infamous–hospital in New York City, … Continue reading

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The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Read  August 2017 Recommended for Americans ★    ★    ★    ★    ★    “And all this is happening in the richest and freest country in the world, and in the middle of the 20th century. The subtle and deadly change of … Continue reading

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The New Bohemians: Cool & Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of bohemians ★    ★    1/2     Hey, maybe I’m a Bohemian!   My friend Tracy periodically reviews decorating books, and I always end up tempted by her selections. I’m style-impaired, so I was … Continue reading

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