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…