Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Date Mon, November 20 2017

I’ve read over 100 books this year, and of those, only a handful received a 5-star rating for me. Girls & Sex is one of those books and one of the most recent books I’ve read. Now, don’t get me wrong. This 5-star rating doesn’t mean that the book is perfect, but it is very […]

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Date Mon, August 21 2017

If I was enlightened and educated by Mary Roach’s  book on cadavers (see my review here), then I am absolutely enthralled with her book on the science of sex. Now, I’m not only familiar with Mary Roach because of the other book of hers that I’ve read. I first discovered her through an essay she […]

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“Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World” by Bill Nye

Date Wed, August 2 2017

While Bill focused on convincing the reader that evolution was real, Unstoppable seems less like a debate piece. Bill does take time to discuss and explain climate change (he compares the Earth to our physical homes, which require upkeep), but the assumption is that global warming is real. Most of the arguing on Bill’s part […]

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Date Thu, July 13 2017

Leave it to me to read a book about cadavers. Actually, I think everyone should read this book (at least, the people who might find interesting and enlightening), so I’ll read it and let you know what I liked about it. First, a little background. Mary Roach is a journalist and science educator who has […]

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Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal

Date Fri, June 23 2017

I like comics. I first read them more than half of my lifetime ago. Yet, somehow, I managed not to read any Marvel titles. I wanted to rectify that this year and had the chance when Comixology added a bunch of Marvel titles to their Unlimited subscription program (it’s no longer available from there, though). […]

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The Night Circus [Book Review]

Date Wed, June 21 2017

In The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern tells the tale of a mysterious and magical circus that shows up without warning in various towns. It opens only at night, attracting a curious sort of crowd, both as circus-goers and performers. Within the fences are glorious tents, all in red, white and black, and within those tents […]

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Date Tue, May 2 2017

You’re probably familiar with XKCD, a surprisingly smart Webcomic that frequently touches on subjects such as science and math with humor. If you’re a fan of the comic, the subjects it touches on, the art style or perverting science in humorous ways, I’d like to introduce you to What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical […]

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