Recollection Wednesday: Dark Sun

It took me about a year to read Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb.  It’s not that I didn’t like the topic, it’s that I don’t care enough about the science.  There is a lot going on in the book.  You have the science going on in this book.  A LOT OF SCIENCE.  NotRead more

Recollection Wednesday: In the Garden of Beasts

I only read In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin last year. This is one of the books that has contributed to my World War 2 burn out.  When I compare this to other books I have read by Larson, this is actually one of the weaker books.  ItRead more

Weekly Meeting: Dead Wake

This week I am discussing Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.  This book has been on my remainders list for months.  I have been on the Overdrive waiting list for months. Challenges: None!  Actually, it was sitting on the remainders list, so this is exciting. What You Should Know: This is about World WarRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Zero

This week I am getting into the micro-history of science.  Today I look back at Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea. I read this book about 7 years ago when I started the Book Lust challenge.  I was still working at Fitchburg State and found myself spending time with more scientists and mathematicians. I amRead more

Weekly Meeting: The Witches: Salem, 1692

This week: The Witches: Salem, 1692 Challenges:  The Conference Read Down What You Should Know: This is a micro-history of what happened in New England.  This means Schiff is looking beyond the actual accusations and trials.  She puts it all in context of time, place and people. I love this book and was so excited asRead more

Weekly Meeting: A Bunch of Non-Fiction

Read: Salt: A World History The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary Bull Run Eating and Drinking: A salad and water (OMG I have no more room- went to an Octoberfest event in town and ate sausage and drank beer.) This is going to be a short meeting post.  I amRead more