Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

I highly recommend this book, and even more highly recommend reading by sunlight. In honor of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and now Jose, which wasn’t even on the radar when I started reading this book. In 1900 the worst recorded storm in the USA hit Galveston, Texas, a boom-town that was assured by the US Government … More Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

No Good Deed byKara Connolly 3 star tags: author-female, cover-art-enticing, hero-female, hero-rushes-around-planless, historical-fiction, palace-politics, sf-f, test-bechcel-pass, ya   The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson (World of Solace) 5 star tags: author-female, big-fat-book, cover-art-enticing, hero-brain-over-brawn, hero-female, middle-grade, mystery, palace-politics, sf-f, shapeshifter, steam-punk, test-bechcel-pass, test-johnson-pass

Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Do questions make a good review? Why is making cloth women’s work? When did it become men’s work? How closely does the modern suit-and-shirt resemble the earliest form of clothing? What about other cultural forms of clothing? Why shouldn’t hunting be women’s work, since some women hunted? When is farming women’s work, and when is … More Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years by Elizabeth Wayland Barber