Non Fiction

Sitopia: How to Live Well on a Hungry Planet by Carolyn Steel

I did not participate in Non-fiction November to the extent I wanted to this year. I barely squeaked in an entry for week 1 and the rest of it I never kept track or added to my list, I did not make any further entries. I am just happy to wrap up the month with… Continue reading Sitopia: How to Live Well on a Hungry Planet by Carolyn Steel

Non Fiction

Around the World on a Bicycle by Fred A. Birchmore

The first time around I had access to the EARC of this book, I did not download it in time. I was lucky enough to have the link reactivated so I could get the copy. All of this did not affect my reading experience in the least. This is the real-life story of the first… Continue reading Around the World on a Bicycle by Fred A. Birchmore

Non Fiction

Bears: Stunning Photographs of All the World’s Species by Tom Jackson

I have read two other books in this series: After checking out two other animals in this series, I had to peruse through this as well. A few years ago, unexpectedly, my husband and I chanced upon a black mother bear and her three cubs. We had seen them cross the road in the national park earlier,… Continue reading Bears: Stunning Photographs of All the World’s Species by Tom Jackson

Non Fiction

Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan by Michael Booth

I lived in Hong Kong for five years, with my move recent enough to miss the feel of the place at the most random of moments. I carry the feeling of its rough beauty (the concrete jungle of the posters is the lesser of its charms)of it in my memories. The author notices something similar… Continue reading Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan by Michael Booth

Non Fiction

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde: And Other True Crime Stories by Mark Bowden

This was a short collection of articles the author wrote in various magazines. I have not read many true-crime books, but this was easier to read than some of the others I have picked up. There are six stories of real cases which range across the decades. I wish the first story was not the… Continue reading The Case of the Vanishing Blonde: And Other True Crime Stories by Mark Bowden

Non Fiction

Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth by Kate Greene

I was intrigued by the topic around which the book revolves. It is about a scientific study which involved people mimicking the life they would lead if they were stationed on Mars. Recently, I have come across many videos of this concept in the media and thought this would increase the information I have about… Continue reading Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth by Kate Greene