Category: Reviews

0

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...

0

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...

0

Review: How to Think by Alan Jacobs

BOOK REVIEW: HOW TO THINK By Alan Jacobs This short book (156 pages) is a tonic for those of us overwhelmed by political opinions on social media. Its subtitle, “A Survival Guide for a...

0

Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

I had to read this book after hearing an interview with the author where she discussed being from Texas, and her ambivalence about the state. She now lives in California, but thinks of Texas...

Review: Manhattan Beach 0

Review: Manhattan Beach

After Anna Kerrigan’s gangster father disappears, she comes of age during WWII and begins a career as a diver working on warships but her father’s seedy legacy lingers on in her life. Jennifer Egan’s...

0

Review: Sheet Pan Suppers Vegetarian

Just as I enjoy reading paper books and ebooks, I use cookbooks from my shelf as well as online recipes. The Kitchn has been one of my favorite cooking sites for years, and many...

0

Review: The Dinner Plan

Recipes I cooked from this book: Linguine with cauliflower, lemon, and bread crumbs Baked penne with green chiles Skillet chicken parm Salisbury steak Ham and cheese frittata (in muffin tins) Foolproof carbonara Review: The...

0

Review: Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament

A fairy tale about potato chips? A restaurant patron insists that his potatoes are too thick! Undercooked! Too bland! He sends them back to the kitchen, where the George Crum cooks potatoes again. And...

0

Review: Two Picture Books With Birds

Plume by Isabelle Simler is a beautifully illustrated book of birds, feathers, and a sneaky black cat. The sleek cat slips into each illustration, twirling its tail around a stork’s leg, peeking out from...