Category Archives: non fiction

Go Slow by Michael Owen

As a biography, Go Slow is an easy read that rarely gets bogged down or goes off on tangents. The author sticks to the chronological history with a focus on the recordings/films/tv roles rather than Julie London’s personal life. But … Continue reading

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Simply Clean by Becky Rapinchuk

Simply Clean is a way to approach cleaning to make it easier and less frustrating. Author Rapinchuk zeroes in on the big problem with housecleaning: it’s easy to let it snowball until tasks become a day long episode of unfriendly … Continue reading

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Everybody Had An Ocean by William McKeen

With Everybody Had An Ocean, we get all the good and none of the bad that can plague the nonfiction historical genre: the writing is clean, precise, and friendly, the book stays on topic and rarely veers off on tangents, … Continue reading

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Daughter of Heaven by Nigel Cawthorne

Wow is this book a mess and incredibly difficult to plod through. Reading like a tabloid version of a historical biography, it’s all sex, more sex, some random facts, a LOT of tangents, more sex, and then some cannibalism and … Continue reading

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Tiny and Full by Jorge Cruise

Here’s the thing: with Tiny and Full, Jorge Cruise really hones in on a target audience and takes them by the throat: shallow youngish females fascinated with the Kardashians and celebrities and obsessed with supermodel ideas of fit. The hook … Continue reading

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Art Deco Interiors by Henry Delacroix

One really has to appreciate these wonderful reprints of then-contemporary works. In this case, a collection of full page, full color illustrations/designs of interiors from the art deco/moderne period, assembled at the time in 1935. Owing more to Le Corbusier … Continue reading

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Edwardian Ladies Hat Fashion by Peter Kimpton

To understand the book, it’s best to read the introduction first, where the author says he originally wanted to showcase his postcard collection but ended up realizing there was a larger picture. And really, the title says it all – … Continue reading

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