Silent Spring, Rachel Carson's powerful, 1962 non-fiction book documenting the damage caused by widespread and indiscriminate use of pesticides, has been on my TBR for a long time. I considered it something I simply had to read if I was going to continue to claim to be a science lover and … [Read more]
The sedge is wither’d from the lake, And no birds sing.
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
A Lot to Take In
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings: Transforming Suffering Into Peace, Joy and Liberation by Thich Nhat Hanh
Best for: Those interested in learning more about Buddhism. In a nutshell: Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh shares an overview of some of the basic tenets of Buddhism. Worth quoting: I underlined and starred so, so much. Why I chose it: I’ve read some very basic writings on Buddhism … [Read more]
Back to School
I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai
Bodie Kane, a film professor and co-host of a popular Old Hollywood podcast, returns to the campus of the boarding school she graduated from over two decades ago to guest lecture a couple of classes. When one of her students reveals an obsession with a murder that occurred while Bodie was a student, … [Read more]
Yes, this one is a keeper.
100 Morning Treats by Sarah Kieffer
Previously, I have reviewed 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer (of The Vanilla Bean Blog), a cookbook I bought even though I am lactose intolerant and it is chock full of recipes that are dairy dependent. Since reviewing that book two years ago, I am still lactose intolerant, but I have become much more … [Read more]
The Game is Afoot
All Dressed Up by Jilly Gagnon
In an effort to shore up their faltering marriage, Becca and Blake go away for the weekend to a 1920s-themed murder mystery hotel. But when the actress playing the maid disappears, Becca suspects that a real crime might have occurred. I've always thought murder mystery dinners would be fun. I've … [Read more]
Yet here she was. On vacation. Like an idiot.
Said No One Ever by Stephanie Eding
Stephanie Eding's Said No One Ever didn't quite work for me. There were parts of it that were charming and fun but as a whole it didn't come together. Ellie arrives at her airbnb in the middle of nowhere Montana as her hostess, Marilyn, is being carted off in an ambulance. Ellie doesn't know what … [Read more]
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