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Screaming at the Ump by Audrey Vernick This middle-grade novel’s narrator is sixth-grader Casey Snowden, a baseball-writer-wannabe whose father and grandfather run the third best (out of three) umpiring schools in America. The supporting cast of Screaming at the Ump … Continue reading
Review: PROVENCE, 1970: M. F. K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE by Luke Barr
Provence, 1970 puts us around the table with M. F. K. Fisher, Julia and Paul Child, James Beard, and other notable foodies from last century. These iconic American chefs and authors were all in southern France during the winter of … Continue reading
Here are six quick reviews of books I’ve read over the past few weeks. Some were cross-posted in other places, but I want to have them all in one spot. Maybe one of these titles will appeal to you. Outlaw: … Continue reading
Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amber Appleton’s life could be considered miserable. She is homeless and living in a bus. Abandoned by her father, Amber loves her mother, but her mother … Continue reading
Sing Me Back Home: Love, Death, and Country Music by Dana Jennings My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m not giving Sing Me Back Home 5 stars because I think everyone should read it. I’m giving it 5 stars because … Continue reading
Feel Bad Education by Alfie Kohn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Alfie Kohn has made sense to me for more than a decade, ever since a colleague recommended Kohn’s book Punished by Rewards and enthusiastically implemented a no-grade policy … Continue reading
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult My rating: 3 of 5 stars I admired the first half of Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes. Based on what others have told me about her books, I expected it to be melodramatic, predictable, and manipulative. … Continue reading
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink My rating: 5 of 5 stars I usually start twitching when business management models are applied to schools, but Daniel Pink’s observations about motivation are highly transferable to … Continue reading