Book Club

Skepchick Book Club: Jesus Land

Skepchick Book Club: Jesus Land

Note: Information about next month’s book is at the bottom of this post. Content Warning: The author of this book describes her extreme physical and sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of people who used Jesus to justify their actions.  Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres. This book is a memoir of Julia’s youth, growing up in an e... »

Skepchick Book Club: The Martian

Skepchick Book Club: The Martian

Note: Details about next month’s book are at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we finally read a sci-fi book, The Martian by Andy Weir. The overall consensus from my fellow readers is that this book was a quick read (even though it was 350 pages) because it was just so hard to put down. I was biting my nails until the last page! The premise of the ... »

Skepchick Book Club: Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why

Skepchick Book Club: Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why

Note: Information about next month’s book and date are at the bottom of this post. *** Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why by Scott Weems. It was a nice, short read, all about, well, the science of laughter. The book was interesting, although sometimes a bit dry, but that is to be expected from any book that tries to explain h... »

Skepchick Book Club: The Poisoner’s Handbook

Skepchick Book Club: The Poisoner’s Handbook

Note: information for next month’s book is at the end of this post. Also, there’s a super tasty vegan recipe! Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York. The book was pretty much exactly what the title says, a look back on how the field of forensics was made respectable by th... »

Skepchick Book Club: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Skepchick Book Club: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield, otherwise known as “that Canadian astronaut who made all those neat videos.” I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this book, but it was a quick read. The general consensus from our in-person meeting was that the best parts were where he described what life i... »

Skepchick Book Club: Sybil Exposed

Skepchick Book Club: Sybil Exposed

Note: Details for next month’s book and meeting date are at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case by Debbie Nathan. In 100 words or less, here is an over-simplified summary of the book: Sybil a.k.a. Shirley Mason was an imaginative Seventh Day Adventist with undia... »

Skepchick Book Club: Call for Ideas

Skepchick Book Club: Call for Ideas

Just a quick reminder: This Sunday is the Skepchick Book Club and I’ll be posting about Sybil Exposed by Debbie Nathan. I’m about 90% done with the book and I’m really enjoying it! It’s a quick read because it’s so compelling and I’ve always wanted to know the backstory behind the multiple personality controversy. So I just wanted to start this post off with a r... »

The Girls of Atomic City

Skepchick Book Club: The Girls of Atomic City

Note: Details for next month’s book are at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II. The “Atomic City” refers to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the sister city to Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project (the development of the A-bomb). Personally, I had never he... »

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