I’m SO happy to report that I’m taking time off. Two weeks to recharge before the craziness of respiratory season. Puzzles, books, crosswords, and very little cell service. Just national parks’ beauty and… my toddlers asking for a snack. See you on the flip side!
"Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer - highly recommended!
An Immense World by Ed Yong
Enjoy your well-deserved break! I am a big non-fiction fan so I will try to keep my list short:
Anything by Mary Roach but her most recent title “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law” might be particularly appropriate during a national park stay.
Randall Munroe’s “What If?” made me laugh out loud multiple times and since each question is a few pages, it’s perfect for when you’ll have frequent kid interruptions.
And while it is sort of health related, Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal” remains one of my top 5 books ever.
Team of Rivals. An all time fave.....
This is the best thread! I'm jotting down so many titles!
I recently read and loved "Nature's Best Hope," by Douglas Tallamy.
The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker - amazing.
Invisible Women: data bias in a world designed for men by Caroline Criado Perez (some PH discussion, but much, much more!)
Enjoy the break!
Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee; H is For Hawk by Helen McDonald; Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Dinners with Ruth by Nina Totenburg - about RBG abut mostly about the power of friendship.
The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moss - about Elizabeth Packard, an amazingly smart and brave woman who was an advocate for women’s rights in late 1800s America
I'm currently reading/loving "I'll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlife and Motherhood" by Jessi Klein. So insightful and hilarious!
And, at the risk of being totally shameless, my memoir of mother-daughter military service came out this spring with an indie publisher: The Fine Art of Camouflage https://a.co/d/dAC5yLf
Here for the comments...lots of Googling to do now! What to do with my precious Audible credit....
Non-fiction book recommendation: "Children of Ash and Elm," by Neil Price. Fascinating up-to-date scientifically-based study of the Viking derivation, history, culture - and dare I say, to some degree, epidemiological factoids. Extremely well-written; takes one away from the modern day.
"How fast did T. rex run?: unsolved questions from the frontiers of dinosaur science" by David Hone.
"Other minds: the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness", by Peter Godfrey-Smith.
Enjoy the beautiful Tetons!
"The Invention of Nature: Alexander Humboldt's New World" by Andrea Wulf
I'm reading Bittersweet by Susan Cain at the moment
Book recs: The Warmth of Other Suns; The Turnaway Study; Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man’s World; Killers of the Flower Moon; and for lighter fare John Green’s The Anthropocene Reviewed.
I’m late to this party. however, you cannot go wrong visiting the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. If you’re still around Teton, Jackson Lake Lodge, the Pioneer Grill, which has a long continuous counter is wonderful for kids -- if you’re comfortable dining indoors. And if you have time consider visiting Glacier, see the glaciers while the glaciers are still there to be seen. And, try to take some hikes. Some are suitable for younger children. We did them with toddlers and with a baby backpack. Getting away from the visitor areas on a hike is well worth it. Feel free to message me with any questions.