Book Review: How to Bake Pi by Eugenia Cheng

Title: How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics Author:Eugenia Cheng Genre: Nonfiction, Science, Mathematics, Food and Drink, Cookbook Publisher: Basic Books Goodreads Summary: What is math? How exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? In How to Bake Pi, math…

Book Review: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

Title: The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well Author: Meik Wiking Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Psychology, Denmark, Adult, Health, Travel, Philosophy, Reference Publisher: Penguin UK Published: November 16, 2016 Page Amount: 240 pages Goodreads Summary:You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa…

Book Review: The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain

Title: The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Food and Drink, Nonfiction, Cooking, Memoir, Travel, Biography, Autobiography, Food Writing Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Published: May 16, 2006 Page Amount: 288 pages Goodreads Summary: Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty…

What’s on my TBR?

In lieu of my book review this week, I’m going to tell you a bit about the books I’ve downloaded onto my Kindle for prime reading activity. In case you’re wondering… I’ve read no books this past weeks. Lather on the shame (actually don’t – I’ve just been insanely busy). Below are all the books…

Book Review: Why The Dutch Are Different by Ben Coates

Title: Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey Into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands Author: Ben Coates Genre: Nonfiction, Travel, History, Cultural, Netherlands Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing Published: September 24, 2015 Page Amount: 304 pages Goodreads Summary: The first book to offer an in depth look at hidden Holland and the fascinating people that live there, Why the…

Book Review: A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain

Title: A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisine Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Nonfiction, Food & Drink, Food, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Cooking Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: November 5, 2002 Page Amount: 277 pages Goodreads Summary: The only thing “gonzo gastronome” and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, “What would…

Book Review: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Title: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Nonfiction, Food & Drink, Food, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Cooking Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: January 9, 2007 Page Amount: 312 pages Goodreads Summary: A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a…

Book Review: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation by John Ferling

Title: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation Author: John Ferling Genre: History, Nonfiction, North American History, American History, Biography, Politics Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Published: October 1, 2013 Page Amount: 464 pages Goodreads Summary: Jefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggle-both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal-between these two titans. It ended…

Book Review: Uranium Wars by Amir Aczel

Title: Uranium Wars Author: Amir Aczel Genre: Science, History, Nonfiction, Physics Publisher: St Martins Press Published: September 1, 2009 Page Amount: 256 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Uranium, a nondescript element when found in nature, in the past century has become more sought after than gold. Its nucleus is so heavy that it is highly unstable and radioactive. If broken…

Book Review: Passionate Sage by Joseph Ellis

Title: Passionate Sage Author: Joseph Ellis Genre: History, Biography, Nonfiction, American History, Politics, Presidents Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: February 17, 2001 Page Amount: 288 pages Blurb From Goodreads:A fresh look at this astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award winning American Sphinx. “The most lovable and…

Book Review: American Sphinx by Joseph Ellis

Title: American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson Author: Joseph Ellis Genre: History, Biography, Nonfiction, American History, Politics, Presidents Publisher: Vintage Published: April 17, 1998 Page Amount: 440 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Following his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. A marvel of…

Book Review: Finding Zero by Amir Aczel

Title: Finding Zero: A Mathematician’s Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers Author: Amir Aczel Genre: Nonfiction, Science, History, Mathematics Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Published: January 6, 2015 Page Amount: 256 pages Blurb From Goodreads:The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or…