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 »

The Tribe of Tiger

A book review The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Stars: *** Simon & Schuster (1994) – version I readGallery Books (2001) – updated versionAnimals>Feline288 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: From the plains of Africa to her very own backyard, noted author and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas… Read More »

Thinking

A book review of Thinking: a Memoir by Richard E. Nisbett Stars: *** Agora Books (2021)Psychology/Memoir219 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Both an intellectual autobiography and a personal history. It describes how people reason and make inferences about the… Read More »

Why Does My Shadow Follow Me?

A book review of Why Does My Shadow Follow Me? More Science Questions From Real Kids by Kira Vermond. Stars: **** Annick Press (2021)Children’s Nonfiction/Science88 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The team behind the acclaimed Why Don’t Cars Run on… Read More »