Category: Book Reviews

Normandy [Homeschool Book Review]

Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe by Wayne Vansant My rating: 3 of 5 stars Once again we return to Vasant’s graphic novels to give a different element to studying history. So far we’ve also looked at his coverage of the Red Baron and The Bombing of Nazi Germany. Now, …

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The Red Baron [Homeschool Book Review]

This book review is part of an ongoing effort to help the homeschool community find fun, informative, and valuable books to add to their curriculum. I obtained this a copy of this book from one of the homeschooling mother’s we work with and was charged with both evaluating it and coming up with questions to …

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Sally Thomson’s ‘Reservations’ Keeps Readers Craving for More of Everything

Captivating, thrilling and addictive. Those three words perfectly describe “Reservations,” the second book in a series by Sally Thomson. “Reservations” starts out simple enough with Meagan Williams, the protagonist of the series, looking to move on from a relationship-gone-bad with Jack Stilwell, an FBI agent. It doesn’t take long for the two to give their …

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Bombing of Nazi Germany [Homeschool Book Review]

This book review is part of an ongoing effort to help the homeschool community find fun, informative, and valuable books to add to their curriculum. I obtained this a copy of this book from one of the homeschooling mother’s we work with and was charged with both evaluating it and coming up with questions to …

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Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance [Book Review]

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like any book, you get out of it what you are looking for. I picked up Elon Musk as part of my research on inventors and entrepreneurs, so the approach I took was one from …

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The Neck Pain Handbook: Your Guide in Understanding and Treating Neck Pain by Grant Cooper [book review]

The Neck Pain Handbook: Your Guide in Understanding and Treating Neck Pain by Grant Cooper My rating: 2 of 5 stars The Neck Pain Handbook is a very short and concise book detailing the causes of neck pain and possible ways to cure it. The authors stress proper posture before more agressive treatment, such as …

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Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan [book review]

Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan My rating: 2 of 5 stars From the standpoint of a budding soil scientist, but ever the naturalist, this book nearly bored me to tears. While it was a quick read, interesting in parts, it was also a series of non-connecting short stories about …

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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach [book review]

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve always liked Roach’s sarcasm when writing books, and Spook was no exception. I had wondered how she would approach the topic of the afterlife with her unique mix of sarcasm, non-academic style of demanding reason. It was quite informative while …

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The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World by Laura J. Snyder [book review]

The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World by Laura J. Snyder My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary The Philosophical Breakfast Club is a very good history of science book. It is a story about 4 men, William Whewell, John Hershel, Richard Jones, and Charles Babbage, who strived …

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The Little Red Writing Book: 20 powerful principles of structure, style and readability by Brandon Royal [book review]

The little red writing book : 20 powerful principles of structure, style, & readability by Brandon Royal My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is actually a pretty good reference book. I found it quick, easy to read. This is particularly good since I don’t really dig reading how to write books, but this little …

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