Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis

What now passes for wheat [in the latter part of the twentieth century] has changed, not through the forces of drought or disease or a Darwininan scramble for survival, but through human intervention.… Continue reading

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

The same evening I talked to my husband about how I was enjoying Black Swan Green while I was reading it but I wasn’t feeling compelled to keep picking it up, I got… Continue reading

Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris

This must be the strongest, most well-written comedic first novel about a workplace ever published – it really beats the hell out of that category. It’s like Catch-22 meets The Office. At first,… Continue reading

Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg

The story of Alex & Me is a bit detached and clinical, which is pretty much the exact opposite of what I’m looking for when I pick up a book with a cute… Continue reading

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Most of my exposure to Sherlock Holmes comes from episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and a VHS cartoon version of The Hound Of The Baskervilles, so I didn’t know that this… Continue reading

2012 Book Roundup

I read 47 books this year, one up from last year but short of my annual goal of reading 52 books. I have to admit that stopping to review books slows down my… Continue reading

The Eyes Of The Amaryllis by Natalie Babbitt

This book was in a small stack of used children’s books my mom passed along to me from some book sale. I started with this one because Natalie Babbitt is also the author… Continue reading

The Keeper Of The Isis Light by Monica Hughes

I remember one of my elementary or middle school teachers reading this book to us over many afternoons, I believe it was my grade five teacher Miss … McNeilly? McNulty? Darn, it’s gone.… Continue reading

Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

He had another delusion of the political novice: he was going to apply ‘sound business principles’ to government and thereby give it a fine new gloss. But even Calvinism can be endured, if… Continue reading

Angel Time by Anne Rice

A very pretty story, but ultimately it felt full of exposition and empty of emotion. Stuff happens, and it’s written beautifully, but the expository style holds you back from caring too much about… Continue reading

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