Books Read in January 2012

Universal Foam by Sidney Perkowitz

An enjoyable popular science book on an unusual, although unexpectedly pervasive, topic. It runs from the foam that tops beer to the structure of the galaxies within the universe.

Song of Sorcery by Elizabeth Scarborough

An older sweet fantasy with a strong female character that I really enjoyed for being both a hearthwitch and an unexpected heroine. But I don't think I'll be taking the time to read the sequels.

African and Oceanic Art by Margaret Trowell and Hans Nevermann

I'd never really seen the variety of African sculpture pictured here and it was fascinating to see the different features emphasized in the collection of masks and statues.

Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child by Robert J. MacKenzie

I bought this one because my daughter is umm, very strong-willed, and could be adjusting to our move (and her new school) better. This was well written, with great action items and examples. I will be putting these principles into action.

Google+ for Business by Chris Brogan

I'd been avoiding this social network because I just didn't understand it. After a spate of articles in the blogs I was reading I decided to devote some of my brain to the problem and bought Chris' book. Everything is MUCH clearer now and I've started playing.

Once a Princess and Twice a Prince by Sherwood Smith

These are lighter books than her Inda series, more like the Crown Duel pair. I especially liked that the middle-aged mother was one of the main characters and we heard her voice as well. I was annoyed that at the end of the first book, the younger main character sounded very much like the determined blindness that the heroine in Crown Duel had. Overall enjoyable.