Free to Learn by Peter Gray

That blurb makes the book sound far, far more “anti-school” than it actually feels. Even though Free to Learn presents very unconventional ideas about education, it…

Continue Reading
mozart in the jungle

Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall

I watched the pilot episode of Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon. I figured I’d read the memoir of the same title, which the…

Continue Reading
dirty chick

Dirty Chick by Antonia Murphy

Antonia Murphy and her family move from San Francisco to New Zealand expecting a quiet, peaceful life in the country where their children can…

Continue Reading
running murakami

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a brief memoir by Haruki Murakami, written in pieces between 2005-2006. Whenever something came to…

Continue Reading
republic of imagination

The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi

In The Republic of Imagination, Nafisi is bold about asking and tackling some tough questions. Are the humanities important to us? If so, is that…

Continue Reading
every valley

Every Valley: Advent with the Scriptures of Handel’s Messiah

If you read one of the forty (brief) chapters of Every Valley each day beginning in Advent, it will take you through the twelfth day…

Continue Reading
capturing music

Capturing Music by Thomas Forrest Kelly

Capturing Music is an “entertaining history of how musicians learned to record music for all time, filled with art that sings.” This is the…

Continue Reading
girlscouts-juliettelow-books

Girl Scouts Founder’s Day: Books for Mom & Daughter

October 31 is full of celebration! It’s Halloween. It’s Reformation Day. And for the Girl Scouts of the USA, it’s Founder’s Day, the day…

Continue Reading
fluent forever

Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner

I have a working knowledge of Italian, enough that I can read and write it, and I do fairly well when listening, too. But…

Continue Reading
never pray again

Never Pray Again by Aric Clark, Doug Hagler, and Nick Larson

I heard about Never Pray Again from a friend and was completely intrigued. I visited the authors’ website, Two Friars and a Fool, and read, listened,…

Continue Reading
%d bloggers like this: