Shrew and Snail

Modern world

Log Off and Start Living

  In relation to my recent post on breaking up with your phone, I did remove Facebook from my phone. I also quit logging on to Facebook on my computer, both because it is a waste of time and increasingly has the appearance of diminishing our democracy. Facebook’s vice president for  ...

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T5W: Favorite Romance Novels

  Why is it that only women read romance novels? I never took psychology so I can’t even begin to answer the question. My husband wants to do the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge, but rolls his eyes at having to read romance. I would say it’s a guilty pleasure but honestly  ...

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Books Reviews

Review: L’Appart

L’Appart By David Lebovitz Paris is such a beautiful city that fascinates so many Americans. We romanticize it and fantasize about living there. David Lebovitz is one American who has done so and been kind enough to share his experiences over the years. His accounts, with a sprinkle of  ...

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Review: Our Native Bees

Our Native Bees By Paige Embry   A nonfiction account of North American native bee species that reads like a series of great long-form journalism pieces from National Geographic, this book covers interesting stories about bees and their biology and their place in our ecosystems. As a  ...

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Review: The Yes Brain

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child By Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson “…[B]ehavior is communication. And problematic behavior is actually a message, where our kids are saying, ‘I need help building skills in this certain  ...

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#T5W: Forgettable Books

Honestly, my memory for books is not very good. I know people, for instance I’m married to one of them, who can remember character names and plot details long after finishing a book. I’m lucky if I remember anything about a book, usually I recall kind of the gist of the thing and  ...

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