Picture Book Recommendations for Women’s History Month

Here Come the Girl Scouts Written by Shana Corey Illustrated by Hadley Hooper From the Publisher: Juliette Gordon Low—Daisy to her friends and family—was not like most girls of the Victorian era. Prim and proper? BOSH! Dainty and delicate? HOW BORING! She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure! Born into a family of … Continue reading Picture Book Recommendations for Women’s History Month

Titles for Embracing 2019 – New Title Tuesday

We often begin the last month of the year ping-ponging between events, shopping, and preparing to host visitors.  As the new year approaches, some people make resolutions.  Rather than pretend I'll try to lose weight or start exercising, I prefer to enjoy the quiet and contemplative mood of long, ever-darkening nights lingering over lovely books … Continue reading Titles for Embracing 2019 – New Title Tuesday

‘Tis the Season to Cook – New Title Tuesday

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted some inspiration for holiday meals.  Thankfully, there are some new cookbooks that are full of great ideas. The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking from America's Test Kitchen, Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking by Dana Frank and Andrea Slonecker, and Feast: Food of … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Cook – New Title Tuesday

The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title Tuesday has been longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.  The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life  by David Quammen explains in understandable terms how life emerged from its "primordial origins into the fluorescence of diversity and complexity we see now." Publisher’s Summary: Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains … Continue reading The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen – New Title Tuesday

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli  is not my usual pick for New Title Tuesday, but this audiobook narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch not only makes for delightful listening, the author explains this complex subject so that even I can understand it. Publisher's Summary:  The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an … Continue reading The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday