2017 Books, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

A Few Reviews

It's officially Christmas break, which means it's that time of the year when I turn my attention to finishing my 50 book goal for the year. Some times this can be a daunting task, but this year I've discovered a lazy and ingenious hack to help finish my reading goal. Are you ready for it?… Continue reading A Few Reviews

2017 Books, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks 

A few weeks ago I shared some science books that were perfect summertime reads, and one that I listed was The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. Well, I've finished reading it, and it's time to share my review! First, a little background on the author. Oliver Sacks, born in 1933,… Continue reading The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks 

2017 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Today I'm excited to share a new review with you--The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. This book is about William's inspiring journey to bring electricity and running water to his village in Malawi. William used his ingenuity to build a windmill from trash and scraps he found in his village--his windmill generated… Continue reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

2017 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

The Man in the High Castle

Over Christmas break, my dad got our family hooked on Amazon's latest drama The Man in the High Castle. This dramatic, action-filled show is set in a different  (Alternate? Parallel? We're still not sure!) universe in which the Axis powers won WWII. The United States has been split between Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, and all sorts… Continue reading The Man in the High Castle

Throwback Thursday, Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Two weeks ago I started posting “throwback” posts--reviews of books I’ve read in the past that I’d still love to share with you. The first installment was Mark Dunn’s Ella Minnow Pea, and this week’s book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I wrote about this book briefly when I shared… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks