Tag Archives: Adult Nonfiction

Double Menopause: What Fresh Hell is This and the Menopause Manifesto

In which I take on two books on the same topic for a head-to-head comparison. Continue reading

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Knitting Detour

What I’ve been craving more than actual time permits these days is knitting, especially knitting in bright, happy colors. Here are some books to inspire! Continue reading

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Thinky Thoughts: Four Nonfiction Books for Adults and Teens

Here are shorter takes on four recent nonfiction books for adults and teens. Continue reading

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My Top Nonfiction Read in 2018

I don’t often get around to writing full-on reviews of the nonfiction I read, especially if it’s for adults.  Here’s a selection of my favorites from last year, handily separated into knitting and non-knitting books.   Faerie Knitting by Alice … Continue reading

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Diversity on the Shelf – June Update

#DiversityontheShelf Challenge Update – 4 #ownvoices book, 3 more diverse reads, for kids, teens & grown-ups. Continue reading

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

I’m always game for a good organizing book, and I figured that this one, still with a months-long hold list at my library over a year after we got it, was a good candidate. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up … Continue reading

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As You Wish

I vividly remember the first time I watched The Princess Bride – on a rented TV and VCR at an overnight with my high school Girl Scout troop.  We watched it twice through that night, and then watched our favorite … Continue reading

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All Joy and No Fun

I’d heard enough about this that I snagged it off the new book cart and read the intro. That got me hooked enough to ask for an audio copy. All Joy and No Fun: the Paradox of Modern Parenthood by … Continue reading

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The Amazing Thing About the Way it Goes

This is the latest book by one of my very favorite bloggers, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot. The Amazing Thing About the Way It Goes by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Andrews McMeel, 2014. I think I’ve been reading the Yarn Harlot … Continue reading

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Small Move, Big Change

When I went to PLA in March, one of the sessions I went to was on the most popular kinds of nonfiction books for adults, the Top Five of the Nonfiction 5. Unsurprisingly, self-help is a perennial favorite category (if … Continue reading

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