Saving the Owls: Who Knew

2014-03-09T18:39:09-05:00

Admittedly, I chose There's an Owl in the Shower because I had read Jean Craighead George's classic My Side of the Mountain. I knew of her reputation for including ecological and environmental themes in the stories she has written for children. But when I realized that it had been published in

Saving the Owls: Who Knew2014-03-09T18:39:09-05:00

Thoughts on Emma Donoghue’s Room (2010)

2014-07-11T16:03:31-05:00

Emma Donoghue's Room HarperCollins, 2010 (Looking for a swallow rather than a full glass? ORANGE Squirt below.) I’d hoped to re-read Room before writing about it here, in the context of the Orange Prize shortlist, but I still have two fresh reads from this year’s shortlist ahead of me (The

Thoughts on Emma Donoghue’s Room (2010)2014-07-11T16:03:31-05:00

Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel (1997)

2014-03-09T19:57:54-05:00

Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel (1997) W.W. Norton & Company, 1999 If I had hesitated in including this amongst my reads for the Science Book Challenge, my doubts were laid to rest when I realized that Guns, Germs and Steel won the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. (There must

Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel (1997)2014-03-09T19:57:54-05:00

Raj Patel’s The Value of Nothing (2009)

2014-03-09T19:57:20-05:00

Raj Patel's The Value of Nothing HarperCollins, 2009 "Examining everything from free lunches to military spending, from love to television, The Value of Nothing reveals the hidden social consequences of our global culture of 'freedom' and explains why prices are always at odds with the true value of what matters

Raj Patel’s The Value of Nothing (2009)2014-03-09T19:57:20-05:00

Norman Doidge’s The Brain that Changes Itself (2007)

2017-07-20T17:46:53-05:00

Norman Doidge's The Brain that Changes Itself Penguin, 2007 As Olduvai suggests here, there is something different about writing a response to non-fiction, just as I have found a difference in the way that I approach reading it. She's right: it's not as though we are being graded. But, I want

Norman Doidge’s The Brain that Changes Itself (2007)2017-07-20T17:46:53-05:00
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