First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower

Very interesting, very readable. Lots of excellent anecdotes from interviews with White House staff, as well as public facts about the First Ladies. My entirely non-political teenager stole this book from because ‘wait, -that’s- what Hillary Clinton looked like 20 years ago?’ and then she read a few chapters before giving it back. View all … More First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower

Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To by Dean Burnett

Very very readable book! The chapters are clearly organized, and it shows various ways that your brain is busy doing things behind your back. One minor nitpick – even though there’s a lot on how your brain responds to various social situations, the chapter on fight or flight does not mention the corresponding reaction of … More Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To by Dean Burnett

The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales by Dominik Parisien

Some creepy stories, some hopeful, some fairy-tale once-upon-a-time, some modern, some futuristic, a lot of fun. I figured out the root fairy tale in most, but some were new to me. Surprisingly, I didn’t like some stories by authors I liked, and not at all surprisingly I loved stories by new-to-me authors. Naomi Novak’s Miller’s … More The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales by Dominik Parisien