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Ruly Bookshelf: The Fast Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

Ruly Bookshelf: The Fast Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

Last year, I learned about Dr. Michael Mosley’s research on diet and exercise through his wonderful PBS series. I was surprised by the things he was talking about, fasting and exercising minimally but intensely, all based in scientific medical research. Since watching his show, I […]

Ruly Bookshelf: Polarity Bear Tours the Zoo

Ruly Bookshelf: Polarity Bear Tours the Zoo

With snow on the ground and temperatures chilly, it seems only appropriate to review a children’s book about polar bears!  Polarity Bear Tours the Zoo: A Central Park Adventure was a gift from the La Jolla Writer’s Conference.  Author Sue de Cuevas is a retired […]

Ruly Bookshelf: Spelling Works by Jim Halverson

Ruly Bookshelf: Spelling Works by Jim Halverson

It was perfect timing when I decided to write about our homeschooling efforts that I received an offer to review the book Spelling Works by Jim Halverson. Most homeschooling parents would love help with spelling strategies for kids. Mr. Halverson is an experienced teacher and […]

Ruly Bookshelf:  Unthink by Erik Wahl

Ruly Bookshelf: Unthink by Erik Wahl

Are you creative? Most people can answer this question quickly with a “yes” or “no.” Are there really two distinct groups of “creative” people and “non-creative” people? Are some people better at coming up with new ideas and some people better at executing those ideas? […]

Ruly Bookshelf: The Broken Circle, Yarns of the Knitting Witches by Cheryl Potter

Ruly Bookshelf: The Broken Circle, Yarns of the Knitting Witches by Cheryl Potter

I receive quite a few pitches to review books, but when I received a pitch from Hunter Hackett with a book about knitting witches, I was intrigued. Knitting was my salvation during my diet and exercise experiments this spring. So being a sort of knitting […]