Synopsis: Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition… Continue reading Review: Seeing Voice by Oliver Sacks
Synopsis: "In the four years before the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, most women determined to get abortions had to subject themselves to the power of illegal, unregulated abortionists...But a Chicago woman who happened to stumble across a secret organization code-named 'Jane' had an alternative. Laura Kaplan, who joined Jane in 1971, has… Continue reading Review: The Story of Jane by Laura Kaplan
Synopsis: Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. This practice, which she’s done for nearly a decade with her husband and kids (sixteen and ten),… Continue reading Review: 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain
Synopsis: On November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. Giant waves, up to three storeys high, hit the coast at a hundred kilometres per hour, flooding dozens of communities and washing entire houses out to sea. The most destructive earthquake-related event in Newfoundland’s history, the disaster killed twenty-eight people and left hundreds more… Continue reading Review: The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre
With the year coming to a close, I thought that I would go over everything that I read! I didn't do as much as I would maybe have wanted to do, but I did get to my goal of 30 books. I started off wanting to read 50, but school got to be too much.… Continue reading Books I Read in 2017
So I had fully meant to read and review Strange Fires first, but then I got book mail and everything went sideways (you know how it is). I always love getting these books to review because it’s always a surprise which one I’m going to get - this time it was “Could it Happen Here?… Continue reading Review: Could it Happen Here? By Michael Adams
Happy Friday everyone! I hope summer has been treating you well. As I kind of expected, I haven’t had a ton of time to read yet this summer due to my study schedule and work, but I’ve been getting through some smaller books. One that I recently finished was “The Man Who Mistook His Wife… Continue reading Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks
Hello! Simon and Schuster were kind enough to give me a free copy of this book in return for a review! So here I go!! I was really excited to read this - my mom is from Quebec, and I live in Montreal now going to school, so I was really looking forward to learning… Continue reading Review: Cracking the Quebec Code!