Book Review: All These Wonders

There seems to be an unwritten rule in modern literature that essentially says anything written, endorsed, or foreworded by Neil Gaiman is must read material. All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing The Unknown, forewarded by Neil Gaiman and Edited by Catherine Burns is no exception.

This large collection of short essays is all about taking risks, courage and bravery. Whether it is stepping out of a box, facing one’s biggest fears or making a split decision to do the right thing when the odds are not good, it’s all in these pages. And when reading these great feats of bravery, the reader feels a spark of courage being lit deep inside. It’s time to take on the unknown.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.



Book Review: How To Pack by Hitha Palepu

These days there is a self help book for everything and this month’s newest self help pocket guide, How To Pack by Hitha Palepu, covers the “should be easy but can be a real pain” issue of packing for trips. For a small guide, there is a lot of information and tips in these pages (even if it is very basic) covering everything from choosing luggage to setting up a packing timeline. This is the perfect gift for the young adult in your life setting out to explore the world.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


Book Review: The Inkblots By Damion Searls

In the Inkblots by Damion Searls, art and science collide as the author explores the life and times of one of psychology’s most fascinating and unusual people, Hermann Rorschach.  Influenced by the greats like Freud and Jung, Rorschach has become himself one of the most influential personalities in modern psychology and medicine and is still leaving his mark today, long after his death.  This is a non-stop page turning biography that you will find hard to put down.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.