Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human

Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D. and Kathryn Bowers Stars: ***** Random House of Canada (2012) Science This post contains affiliate links Summary: Do animals overeat? Get breast cancer? Have fainting spells? Inspired by an eye-opening consultation at the Los Angeles Zoo, which revealed that a monkey experienced… Read More »

The Language of Food by Dan Jurafsky

This is a book review of The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky. Stars: ***** W.W. Norton & Company (2014) Cooking/Food Writing 2015 James Beard Award Finalist I received a copy of this book for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Why do we eat toast for breakfast,… Read More »

Design Your Day by Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals and Live Life on Purpose by Claire Diaz-Ortiz I received a copy of this book for review purposes. Stars: **** Moody Publishers (2016) Time Management/Psychology 134 pages Summary: When it comes to productivity, hard work is half the battle. The first half—the crucial half—is planning well.… Read More »

Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation BY Ammon Shea

Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation by Ammon Shea Penguin Random House (2014) Reference Summary: English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words we embrace as correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or… Read More »

Reporting for Duty by Tracy Libby

Stars: ***** True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs i-5 Publishing (2015) 240 pages Summary: A book profiling 15 disabled veterans and their service dogs. I have been enjoying this book over the last few days. This book was received by a PR company to review. All opinions are my own. The author… Read More »

Spanish Language Resources

In honour of Spanish Language Day (October 12) and Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month (October) I bring you three books to assist you in teaching your child Spanish even if you don’t speak it at home. Spanish Language Resources NOTE: Affiliate Links are used on this post. If you buy through the links, I get… Read More »

Dr. Jack’s Dog Facts by John Bloxham, D.V.M.

Stars: **** Subtitle: A Guide to Common Canine Ailments AuthorHouse (2014) Veterinary Medicine 73 pages I received this book for review. All opinions are honest. This little booklet goes through a dog’s body from nose to tail and goes over all the common problems a dog can experience from tapeworms to hip dysplasia to fleas… Read More »