24 November 2012

Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking – By: Susan Cain (NonFiction)




It should come as no surprise to anyone that some people would rather stay at home with a good book than go out and party with everyone they've ever met. Yet, they still get crap about it.

It seems obvious to say that there are legitimate differences between introverts and extroverts, but apparently it does still need to be said. This book covers research on personality types and the implications for everyday life. It takes an in depth look at how our social structure, schools and business world are impacted by misperceptions about personalities. This is a great book for introverts, or people looking to understand the introverts in their life.

Bookwyrm Rating: Vegetable   

13 November 2012

Zoobiquity – By:Barbara Natterson Horowitz MD (Nonfiction)




Here’s a quick synopsis of the argument: veterinarians treat animals, doctors treat people. People are animals. So perhaps doctors and veterinarians should work together a little more closely. It kind of makes sense really.

The authors do make a good case for a broader approach to the treatment of both humans and animals. But, I think the best point they made is to demonstrate how closely we resemble other mammals. It might not have been the full extent of the author's ambition, yet this is an enlightening read. It will at least make you think about your place among all the other animals .

Bookwyrm Rating: Vegetables