The Dangerous Housewife's


Favorite Books Reviewed

© 1997, Galia Berry, All Rights Reserved

Thousands of books line every available wall, shelf, and ledge in my home. Since the age of three, reading has been my favorite pastime. I don't read books; I inhale them. In fact, this passion has gotten so out of hand that I rarely buy books anymore. Instead, I make extensive use of my public library. And when a book moves me because it has made me think, taught me something I didn't know before, opened up a new world, entertained me or made me want to read it again and again, only then do I say "to heck with the money" and the (lack of) self control and I go out and buy that book. Only rarely do I read novels. In attempting to expand my universe, I often seek out books on subjects about which I know little.

One of my biggest pet peeves is people who borrow my books but don't return them. I write down the names of the borrowers and the books, but being the disorganized soul that I am, I can rarely find where I've put that piece of paper. I've lost hundreds of books this way over the years, some of which are irreplaceable. So if you are reading this right now and have one of my books, I'm granting full amnesty: please return my books!

To save myself the grief of any more lost books, I've decided to write a few online reviews of some particularly memorable tomes. That way I can share my excitement of these books with you, but it's up to you to go out and find them!

Run With the Horseman by Ferrol Sams

High Tide In Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver

Evolution: A Theory In Crisis by Michael Denton

Screaming to be Heard by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

The Man Who Knew Infinity: The Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel