Favorites of 2012: Nonfiction

58.5 of the books I read in 2012 were nonfiction: 34 general nonfiction, 15 memoirs, and 7 essay collections (the 0.5 comes from an anthology that was a mix of fiction and nonfiction). That’s 1.5 more nonfiction books than I read last year. 2012 was also pretty awesome because this blog was a finalist inContinue reading “Favorites of 2012: Nonfiction”

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

Considering how much breasts are revered and/or fetishized — especially in Western cultures — it’s shocking how little is actually known about how they work. Relying on science, anthropology, history, and a healthy dose of whimsy, science writer Florence Williams presents an entertaining and illuminating cultural history of breasts. From the beginning, you know it’s going to beContinue reading “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History”