book review, nonfiction

The Art of Making Memories by Meik Wiking (Review)

Every year, we are given a fixed number of days. Some days pass us by without leaving a trace and some days we remember forever. Do you remember your first kiss? Or how the first rays of the spring sun feel? Or how about the best meal you ever had? These memorable experiences are characterized by intensity of perception, depth of feeling, or sense of profound significance causing them to stand out in our mind and involve a heightened sense of wonder and awe… Read More The Art of Making Memories by Meik Wiking (Review)

ARC review, book review, nonfiction

Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson (ARC Review)

Weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing. Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein; but have you heard of Margaret Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier? Have you read the psychological hauntings of Violet Paget, who was openly involved in long-term romantic relationships with women in the Victorian era?… Read More Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson (ARC Review)

book review, food & drink, nonfiction

Asma’s Indian Kitchen by Darjeeling Express (Review)

Let Asma Khan feed your soul with this collection of authentic Indian recipes. Award-winning restaurant Darjeeling Express began life as a dinner party with friends; Indian food lovingly cooked from family recipes that go back generations. In this book, Asma reveals the secret to her success, telling her immigrant’s story and how food brought her home. The recipes pay homage to her royal Mughlai ancestry and follow the route of the Darjeeling Express train from the busy streets of Bengal, through Calcutta… Read More Asma’s Indian Kitchen by Darjeeling Express (Review)

ARC review, book review, nonfiction

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw (ARC Review)

With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace… Read More Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw (ARC Review)

book review, nonfiction

The Astrology of You and Me by Gary Goldschneider (Review)

Use the power of the stars to perfect your relationships with friends, family, partners… everyone you know! Do you know how to live peacefully with a Taurus? Discuss money issues with a Cancer? Improve your sex life with a Scorpio? The Astrology of You and Me offers help and guidance direct from the heavens, perfect for solving every for every star-crossed situation imaginable.… Read More The Astrology of You and Me by Gary Goldschneider (Review)

book review, children's, nonfiction, picture book

Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock and Katherine Roy (Review)

Title: Otis and Will Discover the Deep Authors: Barb Rosenstock and Katherine Roy Type: Nonfiction Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book, Biography, Science, History Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette Book Group) Date published: June 5, 2018 A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.… Read More Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock and Katherine Roy (Review)