I picked up this book on a lark from the library shelf. It looked like a fun little browse book, but turned into a good read about everyday life in the Middle Ages.[Read more…] about The Middle Ages: Everyday Life in Medieval Europe by Jeffrey Singman Book Review
The Devil’s Financial Dictionary was a small book that I picked up at the library. It’s inspired by Ambrose Bierce’s satirical Devil’s Dictionary back in 1906. The writer is a long-time veteran of the financial industry.[Read more…] about The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig Book Review
So when I found out that he was coming out with full color pictures, fully revised text, and topographical maps – I put it right at the top of my wishlist. Even though it was a little weird buying a new edition of a book, this one was fully worthwhile.[Read more…] about 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains by Johnny Molloy Book Review
From 2007 to 2012, I read 263+ books. But I did not stop there. I haven’t kept up the same pace – but have kept on tracking every book I’ve read since. Ideally, I’ve also written a short lessons learned or review of each. Here’s the books I’ve read this past year.
On recommendations, I generally stop reading a book after 100 pages if it’s not any good. So everything that I finished is worth reading.[Read more…] about Books Read in 2019
William Bartram was a famous naturalist in the 18th century. He traveled in the southeastern region of the United States from 1773 to 1777, and made drawings and notes from his travels. Even thought he’s not really taught in schools, I knew of him since the highway to my house in high school was along the “William Bartram History Trail” – marking a portion of his journey.[Read more…] about Travels by William Bartram Book Review
The Uninhabitable Earth was a runaway bestseller in 2018. I, like many buyers, found it via the author’s 2017 article in New York Magazine.
But it raced to the top of the queue after the 2018 IPCC Special Report in addition to Best Book award from a bunch of outlets.
The book has been…controversial. I’ve read plenty of the criticism, especially from climate scientists. In fact, so much has been written about this book – and so much has happened since publication – that I hesitated to even write a review at all.
But, these reviews are mainly for my future self, and if anyone stops by and finds this review interesting – awesome! So here’s my notes.[Read more…] about Uninhabitable Earth by David Wells-Wallace Book Review