All The Dirt: A History of Getting Clean

All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean by Katherine Ashenburg Stars: ***** Annick Press (2016) History/Science 104 pages Summary: All the Dirt is a lively, informative exploration of the evolution of personal hygiene. Starting with a number of myths about cleanliness, the author gives a quick overview of the topic. Throughout most of history, people… Read More »

From The Heart of Africa Collected by Eric Walters

From The Heart of Africa: a Book of Wisdom Collected by Eric Walters Stars: **** Penguin Random House (Tundra) 2018 Juvenile Nonfiction Summary: Aphorisms are universal. They give guidance, context and instruction for life’s issues, and they help us understand each other and the world around us. We use them every day, yet never think… Read More »

Before the World Was Ready by Claire Eamer

Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science by Claire Eamer Stars: ***** Annick Press (2018) Juvenile/Science/Biography 128 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:  Earth revolves around the sun. Washing hands helps stop the spread of disease.… Read More »

All Hands on Pet! by Susan E. Davis, PT

All Hands on Pet! Your How-To Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets by Susan E. Davis, PT Stars: *** Joycare Media (2017) Pets – Exercise Disclosure: A copy of the book was received for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:  All Hands on Pet! Your How-To Guide on Home Physical Therapy… Read More »

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 »