Book Club, Nonfiction, STEM

The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell

Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World I have never been interested in reading about things that currently are a realistic threat to me (i.e. pandemics, cancer and global warming). However, as I do not have sole determination of the books we read for book club and pretty much everyone else… Continue reading The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, Sociology

The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner

Lessons from the World's Most Creative Places It's another Nonfiction Book Club selection! We discussed this one at the end of August and embarrassingly, I had not finished it by the time we discussed it so I'm a bit behind in posting my review today. Synopsis From the Back Cover:Bestselling author Eric Weiner is no… Continue reading The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner

Biography, Book Club, History, Nonfiction, STEM

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Dark Story of America's Shining Women I'm continuing to play catch up - The Radium Girls was the Nonfiction Book Club selection for July and while I say I'm going to be better about posting in a timely manner, daily posts for the bookstore blog eat up a LOT of time. But if it's… Continue reading The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, Sociology

Into the Raging Sea by Rachel Slade

Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro As the moderator for the Nonfiction Book Club, I typically refrain from voting. I often wind up picking the books for the vote, or at least some of them, so I typically let everyone else decide, then I'll just step in to break ties. I… Continue reading Into the Raging Sea by Rachel Slade

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, STEM

The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century ‘Tis the last Nonfiction Book Club book of the year, as recommended by a former coworker to the group. Next year, 2020, all book club selections will have been voted on by the group as a whole. Synopsis From the Back… Continue reading The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, STEM

Every Tool’s a Hammer by Adam Savage

Life is What You Make It As a long time Mythbusters fan and maker, I've always enjoyed watching Adam on television. When I found out he was writing his memoir/maker manifesto, I couldn't read it fast enough. Unfortunately I didn't get an advance copy, so I had to wait along with everyone else. Thankfully, it… Continue reading Every Tool’s a Hammer by Adam Savage

Nonfiction, STEM

Change is the Only Constant by Ben Orlin

The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World I love all things pop-math. As a former math teacher and currently still nerdy math lover, I love when authors and creative minded people take complex math concepts and make them relatable and understandable for all people. Synopsis From the Front Flap:From the author of the beloved… Continue reading Change is the Only Constant by Ben Orlin

Book Club, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, STEM

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness It's another nonfiction book club book! And we had a record 9 people at book club last night which was the most we've had all year and it was so exciting. Especially since we voted on the next couple books, it was lovely to have more than… Continue reading The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, STEM

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

A New History of Their Lost World Another Nonfiction book club pick! This particular book came to us highly recommended from one of my coworkers, and overall it was one we greatly enjoyed! Synopsis From the back cover:Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today the dinosaurs remain one of our planet’s… Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

Essays, History, Nonfiction, Sociology

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty

Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death After reading From Here to Eternity for my nonfiction book club, I was really excited to discover that Caitlin had a new book coming in the fall and our W. W. Norton sales rep very kindly sent me an advance reader copy. Oddly enough, my coworkers have now… Continue reading Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty