In many ways, Project Hail Mary is even better than Weir's almost-perfect The Martian. We are treated to a save-the-world scenario instead of save-only-the-astronaut. A deadly microbe is killing the light from the Sun, and Earth is expected to begin suffering mass casualties. The theory of relativity throws a major wrench into the plan to save the planet, and there are only a few, very gene-specific humans who can help. So good...
Best non-fiction/adventure book I've read in a long time. Shocking and true! If you don't know the story, don't look it up before you read the book first!
Not only a timely topic, but a great scientific history written with the eagerness of a mystery- my favorite type of non-fiction.
I read this cover to cover the first time I opened it. Educational, mouthwatering intros for most recipes, and other than several new-to-me spices and staples, the ingredients are generally few, and likely to to be in your pantry or fridge already. A really cool technique recipe on how to make couscous from scratch!
This true story by David Grann about the Osage tribe in Oklahoma during the 1920's, reads as if it were a fictional mystery. You'll be reeling from the murders painstakingly planned and performed by "a serial killer" in order to receive (um, steal) a piece of the oil-money pie owned by tribal members with rights to the oil discovered on their reservation.
Fast-paced, insightful and terrifying- a must read for other true story adventure fans.
If you are open and willing, this book WILL change your life...Kondo's process to get rid of, and organize your beloved possessions will be uplifting. After the grand purge, adopt several small but highly effective habits and feel tons lighter in your life. Her strong, gentle style gives a sense of ownership that will avoid your decluttering from becoming a temporary fad/fix.