What We're Reading in Aug 2016
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This is a biography of Betty MacDonald, author of The Egg and I and the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. Wellman follows the life of Betty from the very beginning, including what family history could be found. If you are fan, you will appreciate this biography. I gave this a higher rating because she covered a lot of information that I had never read about her. I loved the fact that she has a big fan base in England and Czechoslovakia.
I'm new to LT and am joining groups to share my bookish wanderings as much as to get to know other readers who share the same bookish interests as me. I wasn't sure if we could link to our reviews if we post them on our blogs - or just by mentioning we had reviewed a book was sufficient. I'd welcome visitors to leave me comments as this was one of the non-fiction reviews I truly enjoyed writing.
Mr Love layered the biography through an emotional connection to Kepler and truly brought forward in time the actual thoughts on behalf of his subject to such an extent I felt like Kepler was whispering my ear! Loved the inclusions of his personal correspondences, too!
Am now reading Chris Wickham's "The Inheritance of Rome" who says historians of the early medieval period have go it all wrong with their grand narratives of nationalism and modernity.
Reading A Brief History of the Smile; non-academic & discursive to the extent that it sometimes seems the author forgets his main topic. (He's wonderful when discussing various artworks though, as he should be given that he's a gallery curator.) Much the same sort of subject as that of the previous book I'd read, The Kiss in History, a book with more meat on its bones.
by Stella Sands
Stella Sands weaves a horrifying tale of the true story of photographer Rodney Alcala, sociopath and sadistic murderer of girls and women across the country and still sits in prison today. Terrifying and sad but hard to put down.
Fabulous book about living as an introvert in a society that does not recognize the benefits of being one. Highly recommend this to everyone whether you are an extrovert or an introvert or somewhere in between. Should be required reading in high school.