Books About Things You Never Knew You Cared About and A Review for The Plant Messiah
Review of The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species
More Books About Things You Never Knew You Cared About
This is in my non-imaginary book stack from the library right now, so I haven’t read it yet, but I was fascinated by a podcast about how trees COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER (!) and this nerd is ready to know more.
Beryl Markham was the first person to fly a solo, non-stop trip over the Atlantic. She also led a pretty darn crazy life in Africa during the 1920s and 1930s. I am not into planes nor horses, but this book made me not at all mind reading about both.
I like food, but I’d never ever want to be in the world of chefs. Well, I’d never want to actually be in it, but I do like vicariously experiencing it through Ruhlman.
I heard about this one recently on Anne Bogel’s What Should I Read Next podcast and became very excited about the idea of exploring more about translations.
Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Art history intertwined into a middle grade mystery set in the 1920s in New York. It’s like the interesting art stuff in the first part of The Goldfinch minus that later Las Vegas nonsense.
Kate Milford is the author of the better known Greenglass House series. In this book I loved learning about the War of 1812 and, surprisingly, a lot about pirates.
Anyone else get really into the science of this one?
Haven’t read it, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about Erik Larson’s writing and this one sounds fascinating.
I had never heard of any of these three girls who helped changed science and came away feeling so empowered.
I’d love to know: what books are some you geeked out over or made you interested in something you never thought you cared about?