Category Archives: Book reviews

Selling America Short

I occasionally wish that I understood the American (and global) financial system better. It was in just such a moment that I picked up Selling America Short: The SEC and Market Contrarians in the Age of Absurdity by Richard Sauer. … Continue reading

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Cheaper by the Dozen

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a book review, but today I ran across something charming which reminded me of an old favorite. The Museum of Modern Art is hosting an exhibition on kitchens, and the online site includes … Continue reading

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Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers

I confess. Today I’m cheating. I wanted to post a recipe or review today, but biochemistry hasn’t left me much time for reading and dinner today was a cheese sandwich. What am I supposed to say, “insert cheese, sliced tomato, … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver was a book I really expected to like. What could be a more interesting read for someone interested in food and sustainability than the true story, written by … Continue reading

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Half the Sky

I don’t have nearly as much time to read for pleasure as I wish I did. So when I do have a free moment, it’s always nice to find a book that is both informative and enjoyable. Half the Sky … Continue reading

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Italia in Cucina

It seems only appropriate to start a blog on reading and cooking with a subject which combines both. So what could be more appropriate than a cookbook review? Allow me to introduce my favorite cookbook in the whole world (so … Continue reading

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