Book Review: Cosmos by Ann Druyan
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / November 3, 2020

The first think I noticed when holding this book is the quality of the item. The book is lavishly printed, quality pages and magnificent photographs throughout. Cosmos: Possible Worlds by Ann Druyan consists of 13 chapters, all are separated subjects and need not to be read in order

Book Review: Frances Mayes Always Italy by Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane
Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / April 6, 2020

About: Frances Mayes Always Italy by Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane is a travel book and guide to the country which they both love. Ms. Mayes is a renowned writer of such books as Under the Tuscan Sun and other bestsellers. Ms. Cohane is a New York Times travel writer. 416 pages Publisher: National Geographic Language: English ISBN-10: 142622091X Buy Frances Mayes Always Italy from Amazon.com* More Books by Frances Mayes* More Books by Ondine Cohane*   Thoughts: The first thing I noticed about Frances Mayes Always Italy by Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane is the quality of the book. The glossy photograph, shiny pages, and hardcover provide you hours of simply looking (jealously I might add), at the views and cuisines from that part of the world. The glossy pictures almost allow you to smell and taste the delicacies featured, while the scenery makes you want to hop on a plane and go on a trip (once the pandemic is over). Each section have cool recommendations for the traveler, as well as a few history tidbits here and there. Ms. Mayes talks about places to eat, tour, stay, even the uniqueness of the geography. She makes a point to…

Book Review: How to Know the Birds by Ted Floyd

About: How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding by Ted Floyd is a book which intends to inform novice and enthusiasts alike. Mr. Floyd is the editor of Birding Magazine and, of course, an avian aficionado himself. 304 pages Publisher: National Geographic Language: English ISBN-10: 1426220030 Buy How to Know the Birds from Amazon.com* More Books by Ted Floyd* More Books from National Geographic*   Thoughts: I know next to nothing about birds, sometimes I wish I knew more, especially when out in nature with the kids. Not to worry though, that doesn’t happen very often. But I always enjoy learning new stuff. How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding by Ted Floyd consists of short, readable sections on many types of bird. It is clear from the writing that the author is not only knowledgeable, but also very enthusiastic about every word printed. I was expecting an off-the-shelf bird watching field guide, with pictures, stats and identifiers – but this is not this type of book. Instead I got a memoir / guide, which allowed me to appreciate birds more than I ever thought would be possible for me. For a…

Book Review: National Geographic Almanac 2019
Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / March 6, 2019

About: National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science – Incredible Photographs – Maps, Facts, Infographics & More is the annual book published containing facts, dates and other great information. National Geographic are, of course, one of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers. Buy National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science – Incredible Photographs – Maps, Facts, Infographics & More from Amazon.com* More Books from National Geographic* Thoughts: I really didn’t know what to expect when I opened up the National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science – Incredible Photographs – Maps, Facts, Infographics & More, but what a pleasant surprise it was. The book is a treasure trove of knowledge and trivia, all in small chunks, short paragraphs and fantastic pictures. This book actually came to us right on time. One of our children is participating in the Quiz Bowl and this book is simply perfect for such events. The first day we got it, we flipped through it together and worked through some of the trivia questions throughout the book (each question has a page number where you can find the answer). As in all of the National Geographic books I’ve gotten so far, the pictures are astounding. I could sit…

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