Alright everyone! It’s time for our first link-up. And right after I hit post on this, I’m hoping to get my first review written and added, since I just finished a wonderful biography of the amazing Dorthy Hodgkin. If you’ve finished a book (fiction or nonfiction) about a female scientist this month, link it up! If you’re planning on reading a book to link-up, keep an eye out for link-up posts once a week through the end of March. Now go forth and read about the amazing accomplishments of women in science 🙂
Posts By: DoingDewey
Author: Jessica Murnane, Lena Dunham
Source: TLC Book Tours
Summary: Fantastic! Everything I made from this book was easy, delicious, and relatively healthy.
Author and podcaster Jessica Murnane advocates particular eating one plant-based meal a day and begins this cookbook with some suggestions for pantry staples to help you achieve that goal. She also recommends particular recipes as ‘gateway meals’ to bring reluctant family members on board with plant-based cooking. Personally, that’s not why I picked up her book. My husband and I already cook a lot of vegetarian meals and very rarely eat red meat, so I was primarily looking for more healthy, vegetarian meal ideas. It turns out, that’s a great reason to pick up this cookbook! Read more »
Author: James McGrath Morris
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Summary: A nuanced, engaging portrayal of an amazing woman!
Ethel Payne was an incredible woman. She served as a journalist for one of the most influential papers of the civil rights era. She covered events including “the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Little Rock school desegregation crisis, the service of black troops in Vietnam, and Henry Kissinger’s 26,000-mile tour of Africa.” (source) She also helped run a social club at a military base in Japan; took leadership roles in civil rights organizations; and met every president from some time in the 60’s through the 80’s. Read more »
I’m excited to announce that our April read will be Evicted! I’ve heard great things about this book and given the current political situation, I’m especially interested in reading books about social issues. Being more aware about topics like this seems particularly important to me right now. I’ll post discussion questions at the beginning of April so you can link-up answers whenever you get to reading it, so grab your copy and join me to discuss this timely read.
Hi everyone! I’m a bit late getting this kick-off post finished (as I mentioned in my February wrap-up, March for Science planning is keeping me busy), but I enjoyed this book a lot and I’m excited to post some discussion questions for you to consider as you read this month. Then I’ll post my answers and a link-up for you to share yours at the end of the month. Feel free to email me (doingdewey[at]gmail[dot]com) or chat me up on Twitter as you read too. I’d love to discuss this one! Here are the questions I pondered while reading: Read more »
Alright everyone! I’m excited to announce that since today is the first day of Women’s History Month, it’s time for the Women In Science History reading challenge. If you’d like to join in, be sure to add a sign-up post to the link-up and check out my list of suggested books, both available here. I’ll post a link-up at the end of each full week this month (March 11, 18, 25, and April 1) for any reviews you do. Let me know what you’re planning on reading! Here’s my reading list:
Wow, February just flew by! I feel like the month has generally been busy, but the last few weeks, I’ve been helping run social media for the Silicon Valley March for Science and that’s taken a lot of my free time. (Shameless plug – If you support science-based policy, please check out our twitter account!) As a result, I’ll do my best to keep up with the blog, but it might be a little slower. That’s my big news and it means I’ve been doing less reading, but I am very happy with how intentionally I’ve been choosing my reading.
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Nonfiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome nonfiction happenings of the week. Be sure to link-up your nonfiction posts too! Read more »
Author: Sara Flannery Murphy
Source: TLC Book Tours
“In an unnamed city, Eurydice works for the Elysian Society, a private service that allows grieving clients to reconnect with lost loved ones. She and her fellow workers, known as “bodies“, wear the discarded belongings of the dead and swallow pills called lotuses to summon their spirits—numbing their own minds and losing themselves in the process. But when Edie channels Sylvia, the dead wife of recent widower Patrick Braddock, she becomes obsessed with the glamorous couple. Despite the murky circumstances surrounding Sylvia’s drowning, Edie breaks her own rules and pursues Patrick, moving deeper into his life and summoning Sylvia outside the Elysian Society’s walls.” (Source) Read more »
Personally, I feel like it’s a little more work for me to come up with discussion post topics than it used to be. When I first started blogging, I was doing a little more figuring out how I wanted to blog and how I balanced blogging with reading. While I certainly still face some of the same challenges, there are fewer new questions that come up that I can just jot down to come back to when I want to write a discussion post. To date, I’ve mostly come up with discussion topics by referring to my list of topics I’ve thought about myself. Now I’m looking for ways to come up with discussion post topics more deliberately. I’ll share a few of my ideas and then I’d love to hear how you come up with discussion post topics too! Read more »