As an omnivorous reader with a fierce hunger for knowledge, I’m as happy as a vampire in a blood bank ordering about half our library's adult print collection. I divide my personal reading fairly evenly between fiction and nonfiction, print and audiobooks, and love book reviews and bookish podcasts.
"The mini-essays in Jem Duducu’s “Forgotten History: Unbelievable Moments from the Past” are like a big bowl of potato chips: not much nutrition but difficult to stop consuming once you start. Duducu fits 180 essays in just 287 pages of text, so yo..."
"There’s nothing like a good sacking to get the history lover’s attention. Matthew Kneale recognizes this truism in his “Rome: A History in Seven Sackings.” While the book provides all the murderous mayhem and wanton destruction of property one wou..."