Genre: Non Fiction

The Buddha’s Teaching for Beginners by Emily Griffith Burke @emgriffburke #RockridgePress #CallistoPublishing #KindleUnlimited

The Buddha’s Teaching for Beginners by Emily Griffith Burke @emgriffburke #RockridgePress #CallistoPublishing #KindleUnlimited

When I hear of Buddhism or Buddhists, meditation retreats, monks, Zen, or even see large statues of Buddha or Buddhist temples, I have a vague idea about the tenants and beliefs behind it.  Karma, reincarnation, yoga, and mindfulness are part of our general society, but what is it all about?  I was not interested in […]

Posted February 2, 2022 by Sophia in Book Review / 16 Comments

Notable Native People by Adrienne Keene @NativeApprops @TenSpeedPress

Notable Native People by Adrienne Keene @NativeApprops @TenSpeedPress

I don’t see many books spotlighting Native American people, particularly contemporary Native American movers and shakers, so this book caught my eye right away.  I appreciated that the book was written by a Cherokee woman who curated a thoughtful, eclectic group from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, tribal and social identities from among the 574 […]

Posted September 29, 2021 by Sophia in Book Review / 10 Comments

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables by Lorene Edwards Forkner #LoreneEdwards-Forkner @timberpress

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables by Lorene Edwards Forkner #LoreneEdwards-Forkner @timberpress

Picking up bits and pieces of gardening wisdom over the years from family and friends, along with simply learning by trial and error, I’m always up for honing my knowledge.  However, the sheer volume of gardening manuals and how-tos out there make selecting the best books to meet my needs anything, but easy.  The title […]

Posted April 9, 2021 by Sophia in Book Review / 12 Comments