Julia Welzen Tag

The Road to Little Dribbling By: Bill Bryson If I ever get to assemble my dream team of traveling companions, Bill Bryson will be on the shortlist. His penchant for a good bit of trivia, his snark in the face of the absurdities of everyday life, and his...

Girl Waits With Gun By: Amy Stewart Author Amy Stewart, whose previous works of nonfiction brought a new spin to botany and the insect world, found the inspiration for her first novel in a century-old newspaper article. While researching a bootlegger for The Drunken Botanist, she found a...

The Ugly Animals: We Can't All Be Pandas By: Simon Watt Don’t be put off by the cover of this book. It features the blobfish, the squatty, woeful-looking deep-sea dweller with a rivulet of slime peeking out of his mouth. It may look like a pottery project that...

So You've Been Publicly Shamed By: Jon Ronson After journalist Jon Ronson first revels in, and is later revolted by the nasty comments viewers leave on a YouTube video, he realizes public shaming for ordinary folks is back. Instead of old-school punishments doled out by the local community,...

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust By: Alan Bradley Flavia de Luce, the brilliant, cheeky, and utterly quotable twelve-year-old detective with a fascination for poisons, has been "banished" to attend her mother’s former boarding school in Canada in her seventh book. Even though Flavia is in rare form...