A podcast that I follow, called The Light in Every Thing, recently devoted a few episodes to the emerging technology of Extended and/or Augmented Reality, which is like Virtual Reality on steroids. In the very near future it's going to be widely possible to "step into" the electronic world and experience it with all our … Continue reading Will Extended Reality replace reading?
In my last Make me read it post, I asked blog readers to help me choose from one of the classic books languishing on my e-reader. I actually ended up reading two of these while on vacation in October, but I find I do not have much to say about them. So I'll refer you … Continue reading Make me read it: Science Nonfiction edition
Today at the Emerald City Book Review Archive, I'm reposting one of my past nonfiction reviews in honor of Nonfiction November. Dark Money is a disturbing but essential read for anyone who wants to know what is going on behind the scenes of our public political discourse. Powerful forces are working to bend things in … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Dark Money
This week's prompt is hosted by The Thousand Book Project -- "Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you … Continue reading Nonfiction November: Be the expert
In the last few years I've read a fair number of books that deal with the effects of trauma and long-term stress on our psychological and physical health, and how these negative effects can possibly be dismantled. I find this to be the most important challenge of our time, because traumatized, stressed people are damaged … Continue reading Nonfiction November review: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
I think this week's Nonfiction November topic is my favorite of all: Book Pairing with Katie at Doing Dewey. I always find it remarkable to look back and find how my fiction reading finds echoes in nonfiction, even without any conscious awareness or choice. I don't mean so much the obvious companion reading, like Barbara … Continue reading Nonfiction November: Book pairings
The weather has definitely turned autumnal now, and the leaves are brown and crunchy under our feet. I do miss our Halloween celebrations - in Switzerland it's a half-hearted sort of import. There are candy and some costumes in the shops, and I saw some dressed-up kids wandering around on Saturday night (which is all … Continue reading Month in Review: October 2021
Hello nonfiction fans! One of my favorite seasons has arrived -- time to look back on our nonfiction reading from the past year and start loading up the TBR based on others' suggestions. This week's post linkup is hosted by What's Nonfiction. I was surprised to discover how many nonfiction books I've read in the … Continue reading My Year in Nonfiction