Tag Archives: non-fiction
Better Living Through Birding by Christian Cooper
Read April 2023 Recommended for fans of geek culture, biographies ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 Some people should not write autobiographies, but Christian Cooper is not one of them. However, marketing is, as always, everything, and your … Continue reading
How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures by Sabrina Imbler
Read January to February 2023 Recommended for fans of intersections ★ ★ 1/2 A beautiful lure that caught me; the lush colors of the cover, the temptation of sea creatures, explorations of identity. Overall, it was an interesting collection … Continue reading
A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders. Wading In.
Read January 2023 Recommended for fans of literary analysis, thinking ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Suffice it to say that I have 177 highlights on this book. “This is a resistance literature, written by progressive reformers in a repressive … Continue reading
The Catch Me If You Can by Jessica Nabongo. But I’d rather not.
Read November 2022 Recommended for travel fans ★ ★ 1/2 Well, this is awkward. The trouble with analyzing the autobiographical is that one is also, to some extent, analyzing the person. And that just seems rude, right? Thinking of … Continue reading
Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats by Cylita Guy
Read April 2022 Recommended for junior high libraries ★ ★ ★ Stellar, top notch idea that seems less than expertly executed to this adult reader. Written by Cylita Guy, illustrated by Cornelia Li, and apparently assembled by committee, Chasing Bats … Continue reading
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Read January 2022 Recommended for people ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I don’t normally read books found in the self-help category. Nothing against the category; I’ve just found that my path to self-knowledge needs a different process. Still, every few … Continue reading
Bullshit Jobs A Theory by David Graeber
Recommended for people that want to think Read September 2021 ★ ★ ★ ★ I was expecting something along the pop-sociology lines of Malcolm Gladwell, and what I got was something far more profound. I wandered my way through … Continue reading
Maui Snorkeling Guide 2nd Ed.
Recommended for snorkelers in Maui Read in 2021 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Easily five stars. This was my snorkeling guide–and honestly, trip planning guide–to three weeks in Maui, both before traveling and once I arrived there. There’s an … Continue reading
Drug Dealer, MD by Anna Lembke, MD
Read June 2021★ ★ ★ ★ Dr. Lemke isn’t the first health care practitioner to feel like a drug dealer, but she is one of the only ones to write a comprehensive overview of the relationship between prescribers, patients and … Continue reading
Suppose a Sentence by Brian Dillon
Attempted June 2021 ★ ★ Literature analysis wonks only. A lovely review tempted me, but alas, this only lives up to its premise if one is well-versed in All The Writers. I thought perhaps it would contain sentence construction deconstruction … Continue reading