The Soul of an Octopus ~ Sy Montgomery

Rating: 4.5/5 Montgomery has a way with words that shines in this story. She is clearly in love with octopuses, and has a plethora of knowledge about what makes them tick that she has gathered from her own observations and from her talks with aquarium staff and other professionals. This is a book mostly about … Continue reading The Soul of an Octopus ~ Sy Montgomery

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The Monk of Mokha ~ Dave Eggers

Rating: 5/5 I jumped into this book knowing nothing about it other than that it had a pretty cover and was by an author I've read before. My most recent Dave Eggers read is What is the What, a story about the Sudanese civil war that documented one of the lost boys experience, telling a … Continue reading The Monk of Mokha ~ Dave Eggers

Queer: A Graphic History ~ Meg John Barker

Rating: 3/5 This Graphic History is exactly what it sounds, a graphic history on what queer is. I suppose if you don't know much about the queer movement, these bite-sized chunks might appeal to you in gaining a better understanding of queer theory. This history explains lots of terminology and gives insight into many famous … Continue reading Queer: A Graphic History ~ Meg John Barker

The Whole Brain Child ~ Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

Rating: 3/5 Short and sweet, this book was a good read for me, as an elementary classroom case manager, and I believe would be a good read for parents who like advice on parenting. Siegel and Bryson condense the information into 12 parts; each part describes ways to incorporate different component's of your child's brain into … Continue reading The Whole Brain Child ~ Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu

Happy Book Birthday (Feb 6th) to The Line Becomes a River! Rating: 4/5 Francisco Cantu, a grandson of Mexican immigrants himself (who does not feel this gives him any kind of experience of immigration or Border Patrol), decides after graduating with an International Relations degree, that he wanted to become a Border Patrol agent to … Continue reading The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu