Tag: nonfiction

The Disappearing Spoon, by Sam Kean (guest review by Robin)

The Disappearing Spoon, by Sam Kean (guest review by Robin)

Category: Nonfiction; science Publisher: Little, Brown, & Company (2010) Book Source: Public library (audiobook) The Periodic Table is one of man’s crowning scientific achievements. But it’s also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon,… Read more »

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The Sound of Paper, by Julia Cameron (Review)

The Sound of Paper, by Julia Cameron (Review)

Category: Nonfiction     Subject: Writing, creativity, and creative block How I got the book: Public library The Sound of Paper: Starting From Scratch is a series of related chapter or essays on creativity and creative blocks.  Author Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way) begins each essay (or chapter) by musing on some… Read more »

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TOP TEN BEACH READS

TOP TEN BEACH READS

“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly blog feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Beach Reads.  This is the first time I’ve participated. First a confession: I don’t really like the beach.  I don’t like being hot, I sunburn quite easily, and I’m… Read more »

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“Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell

“Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell

Below Stairs is the memoir which (in part) inspired both Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.  Born in 1907 to an impoverished family, Margaret Powell relinquished a scholarship she couldn’t afford to take up and entered domestic service as a kitchen maid — the lowest of the female servants — at… Read more »

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