BestBooks is a record of all of the books that I have read since November 2004, with brief descriptions and reviews.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Zoobiquity by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers
Warning: Just in case you thought this would be an interesting family book, you should know that there is a lot about s-e-x in here. I don't think it was inappropriate for adults (it was clinical, not lascivious), but it would be a bit much for kids and even younger teens.
Side note: my reading habits have changed quite a bit recently. I've mostly been listening to non-fiction, on 2x speed, checked out of the library through Overdrive, while I do needlework.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Sunday, June 24, 2012 3 comments:
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Quiet by Susan Cain
So here's a story: I've had this book forever (as a review copy), but just couldn't get into it because the intro made it seem like it was going to be a self-help book, and there's nothing I dislike as much as a self-help book. So I set it aside.
Then, one by one, all of my friends started raving about this book. Just raving. So I gave it another try. And . . . it is one of my all-time favorite books. Seriously, I've never thought a book described me as well as this one did--I kept wanting to shout out "Yes!" and "Yeah!" as I was reading. It wasn't self-help-y after all--it was far more philosophical and psychological. It was also excellent social criticism.
If you are an introvert, or if you have to live with one, you really need to read this.
Review copy provided by publisher.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Monday, June 18, 2012 2 comments:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Wednesday, June 13, 2012 2 comments:
Friday, June 08, 2012
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
I read this for book group. I find it virtually impossible to express an opinion on a book that was so wide-ranging. Some of it was profound, some shallow. Some innovative, some obvious. Some I agreed with, some I didn't. Lots of good anecdotes. I do think it would be a great primer for someone who is completely clueless about current events. (And I also think they are pretty naive about possible solutions.)
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
The Earth Moved by Amy Stewart
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier
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Sunday, June 03, 2012
What Money Can't Buy by Michael Sandel
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