Tag Archives: nonfiction

Homeschooling and Vikings

This book is probably of limited interest to my readership (assuming I know my readership.) But – just so you know what took so very much of my reading time the past several weeks, here you go: Homeschooling: a Patchwork … Continue reading

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Books!

I realized with less than a week to go that I had not even picked out the adult nonfiction book I’d said I’d review for the June Librarian’s Choice page. Oops. The adult summer reading theme (which we’re not really … Continue reading

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The Truth

The Truth, with Jokes by Al Franken Hooray for politics done funny! From how W. used Smears, Fears, and Queers to win the election to the social security reform debacle, Franken covers what’s been going in politics since the ’04 … Continue reading

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Shopping and Geekitude

Why We Buy by Paco Underhill I’d been hearing about this book for a long time, and finally got around to reading it. In a book meant to appeal both to store owners and shoppers, Underhill talks about the science … Continue reading

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Gifts Two

Now, remembering all the books that I read, I proceed onwards: Last year, I found out that our youngest teen niece read Sunshine, Robin McKinley’s first adult novel, a vampire book, which had been rejected by her twenty-year-old sister because … Continue reading

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Certified Tree Hugger

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth by E Magazine I don’t normally include the post-colon parts of book titles here, but this one explains the book very well. I have it on loan from … Continue reading

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Marriage

Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz Is marriage as an institution in crisis? The answer seems to be yes almost uniformly, although what the problem is and what to do about … Continue reading

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On Domesticity

I was raised in a house where everybody had lists of chores to be done. It was kind of a drag to have to do your chores before going out to play, but the whole house got cleaned every week. … Continue reading

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