Texas Tales: Stories that Shaped a Landscape and a People by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

I have a secret.  When I need a reading break I jump into Non-fiction.  It is my rescue reading and gets me back into the real world.  This book was my rescue from the holidays.  It took me about two weeks to read it – not because of the length – but because with the … Continue reading Texas Tales: Stories that Shaped a Landscape and a People by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

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I’d Rather Starve Than Cook by Lisa Orban

This book came up on one of the Facebook pages I follow. Got to admit that when I saw the title and blurb I was hooked. Luckily the author has a great sense of humor and took pity on my begging to read and review this book. Yes, I still have a ton of books … Continue reading I’d Rather Starve Than Cook by Lisa Orban

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang

An amusing collection of - just what the title says - Worst Ways to Cure.  This book was a very humorous look at some of the extreme measures that people have put themselves through all in the name of being healthy.  It reminded me that medicine is a practice - and I really hope someday … Continue reading Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang

Running With A Hurricane – Educating Boys for Manhood by Chris A. May

Non-Fiction This book arrives at just the right time in our educational world.  While we have been working hard to get our girls prepared for the world - our boys are slipping through the cracks.  If you have read Leonard Sax, MD's Why Gender Matters or Christina Hoff Sommers' The War Against Boys you have … Continue reading Running With A Hurricane – Educating Boys for Manhood by Chris A. May

Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock

Non Fiction. While other histories of the American Revolution hint at the violence during the start of our nation, this book gives it with both barrels - literally.  There is no sugar coating here. This is a comprehensive look at a destructive as well as a productive time in our history. If you want the … Continue reading Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock