Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Indoor Plants For Beginners

Indoor Plants For Beginners, by Anja Flehmig, with photos by Friedrich Strauss Sometimes you can tell when a book is trying to push a bit of an agenda when it comes to how one takes care of plants.  As someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Houseplant Basics

Houseplant Basics, by David Squire & Margaret Crowther This book is certainly what it sets out to be, an easy to read and basic book about how to grow vibrant and beautiful houseplants.  The title page promises help in selection, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Growing Healthy Houseplants

Growing Healthy Houseplants:  Choose The Right Plant, Water Wisely, And Control Pests, by Ellen Zachos If this book was not an astounding read, it was at least a solid one whose merits are easy to appreciate.  A great many of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cat High: The Yearbook

Cat High:  The Yearbook, by Terry Deroy Gruber One would think that it’s not too hard to make compelling parody material about cats.  Cats are naturally pretty entertaining animals to watch and to read about and there are many funny … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Make Your Cat An Internet Celebrity

How To Make Your Cat An Internet Celebrity:  A Guide To Financial Freedom, by Patricia Carlin with photography by Dustin Fenstermacher It is unclear whether this book is meant to be taken seriously or not.  We live, after all, in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book

Grumpy Cat:  A Grumpy Book:  Disgruntled Tips And Activities Designed To Put A Frown On Your Face, by Grumpy Cat As most people are aware of, I am greatly fascinated by memes, and cat memes are no exception to this … Continue reading

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Book Review: O Sing Unto The Lord

O Sing Unto The Lord:  A History Of English Church Music, by Andrew Grant This book was a look at the sort of history that I must admit that I am not very familiar with, the history of the music … Continue reading

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Book Review: Language Of The Spirit

Language Of The Spirit, by Jan Swafford This book was immensely disappointing, but for reasons that are not entirely surprising.  The author is a contemporary composer who wants to increase the legitimacy of his fellows in the classical music repertoire, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace:  The Story Of America’s Most Beloved Song, by Steve Turner There are very few songs that are worthy of a book, much less the sort of lovingly crafted and meticulously researched book that this one is, but Amazing … Continue reading

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Book Review: SuperBetter

SuperBetter:  The Power Of Living Gamefully, by Jane McGonigal I was pleased to read this book for several reasons, at least in general, largely because the approach discussed in this book is one I tend to undertake.  The author encourages … Continue reading

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