How The Girl Guides Won the War

A book review of How the Girl Guides Won the War by Janie Hampton Stars: **** HarperCollins (2011)History320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A completely original history of one of the most extraordinary movements in the world — the Girl Guides — and how they helped win the war. Mention Girl Guides… Read More »

A World Without Whom

A book review of A World Without Whom: The Essential Guide to Language in the Buzzfeed Age by Emmy J. Favilla (Buzzfeed Copy Chief) Stars: ***** Bloomsbury Publishing (2019)Language/Grammar400 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A World Without “Whom” is Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age, and Emmy Favilla is the witty go-to style… Read More »

The Underdogs

A book review The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love by Melissa Fay Greene Stars: **** Ecco (2017)Animals>Dogs352 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: THE UNDERDOGS tells the story of Karen Shirk: felled at age 24 by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as an immobile, deeply isolated and depressed,… Read More »

Word Freak

A book review of Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players by Stefan Fatsis Stars: *** Penguin Books (2002)Games>Scrabble416 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Scrabble may be truly called America’s game. But for every group of “living-room players” there is someone who is “at one… Read More »

Guiding Modern Girls

A book review of Guiding Modern Girls: Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s by Kristine Alexander. Stars: **** UBC Press (2018)Women’s Studies/Women in History296 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Across the British Empire and the world,… Read More »

Half Lives

A book review of Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium by Lucy Jane Santos Stars: *** Pegasus Books (2021)Chemistry336 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Of all the radioactive elements discovered at the end of the nineteenth century, it… Read More »

Cesar’s Way

A book review of Cesar’s Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding & Correcting Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier Stars: **** Three Rivers Press (2007)Animals>Dogs298 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Cesar Millan—nationally recognized dog expert—helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you… Read More »