Monday, June 28, 2021

Mutualism by Sara Horowitz


Mutualism is an interesting idea, but the book was redundant and short on specifics.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green


So, so good. I really should read more Hank Green.

My Robot Gets Me by Carla Diana


Very interesting perspective on human-robot interaction . . . especially since I bought a robot vacuum/mop this week.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

The Family Gene by Joselin Linder


A very interesting book -- a good combo of family memoir and medical mystery.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Guarded Gate by Daniel Okrent


A fascinating book -- it's intense to see learn that every horrible thing said about current immigrants was said about my people a hundred years ago. Highly recommended. (And the writing is great.)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Rationing by Charles Wheelan


I still can't decide if I liked this.

Dream Girl by Laura Lippman


This was outstanding. Great characterization, interesting plot, social commentary that wasn't painful, etc. Recommended.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Written in Bone by Sue Black


Fantastic stories and background, if a little gruesome.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides


This was banal -- definitely not up to the hype.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows


I am leaning toward the conclusion that systems thinking in general is BS.

Freedom by Sebastian Junger


An odd, almost stream-of-consciousness collection, but decent enough.

Monday, June 07, 2021

Murder under the Microscope by Jim Fraser



The Premonition by Michael Lewis

This was fantastic. It isn't just a rehash of pandemic headlines -- it's a fascinating backstory. Highly recommended.

Friday, June 04, 2021

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed


Amazing. This is one of those books everyone should read. Probably meant more to me since I grew up near the place where she did.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Ethel Rosenberg by Anne Sebba


A fascinating story matched by top-notch writing. Recommended.

Review copy provided by publisher.

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister


A fascinating book.

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