Category Archives: Books

Nonfiction November 2022 Week 5: New to My TBR

It’s been a wonderful month of sharing and celebrating with nonfiction bloggers! Now it’s time to wrap it all up with Jaymi @ The OC BookGirl hosting this final week. “It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which … Continue reading

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The Book of Roads and Kingdoms

The Book of Roads and Kingdoms was a total impulse buy. On a recent vacation to Australia, I saw it prominently displayed in a Dymocks book shop. I’d never heard of the author and it’s about a topic I know … Continue reading

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Nonfiction November 2022 Week 4: Worldview Changers

Wow, it’s already Week 4 of Nonfiction November! Our host this week is Rebekah @ She Seeks Nonfiction and the topic is Worldview Changers: “One of the greatest things about reading nonfiction is learning all kinds of things about our … Continue reading

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Nonfiction November 2022 Week 3: Stranger Than Fiction

Welcome to Week 3 of Nonfiction November hosted by Christopher @ Plucked From The Stacks. The topic this week is Stranger Than Fiction: “This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that *almost* don’t seem real. A sports … Continue reading

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Nonfiction November 2022 Week 2: Book Pairings

It’s Week 2 of Nonfiction November and the theme is Book Pairings hosted by Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction. “This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title (or another nonfiction!). It can be a “If you loved this … Continue reading

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Nonfiction November 2022 Week 1: Your Year in Nonfiction

I’m excited to participate once again in Nonfiction November, an annual celebration of and by nonfiction book bloggers. This is my 3rd Nonfiction November and it’s starting to become a highlight of the year for me. I’m looking froward to … Continue reading

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Bewilderment

In Richard Powers’ latest novel, Bewilderment, astrobiologist Theo Byrne is a single father struggling to raise his nine-year-old son Robin. Robin himself struggles with emotional turmoil for which there’s no clear diagnosis. “So far the votes are two Asperger’s, one probable … Continue reading

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Ever Green

Forests are special places. Walking through a forest — I don’t do this often enough — makes me feel calmer and more alive at the same time. My senses seem more alert or maybe more receptive. And I know they’re … Continue reading

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What We Owe The Future

“Future people count. There could be a lot of them. We can make their lives go better.” That’s the central idea of What We Owe The Future, a provocative book by William MacAskill who’s an associate professor of philosophy at … Continue reading

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Life Is Simple

Ever heard of Occam’s razor? It’s the principle that says the simplest explanation that fits the facts is most likely the correct one. It’s formally stated as “entities should not be multiplied without necessity.” Or informally as “keep it simple, … Continue reading

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