Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences

3 stars out of 5

Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences  This book is about the “biologically programmed” differences between boys and girls.

Pros: There is research to support some of the author’s claims in this book about some sex differences between men and women like how there really are physiological differences between a typical male’s brain and a typical women’s brain. The book also points out that generally speaking men and women hear voices slightly differently, as well.

Cons: This book, for the most part, excludes people who are not cisgender male or cisgender female. Meaning that this book isn’t really about gender differences and why it matters, it is about why the binary genders matter in society. Although there is some research to support a lot of the writer’s claims, there is also a lot of bias opinions in this book.

The writer also tends to switch between the terms “gender” and “sex” which may lead some readers to misunderstand the HUGE contrast between the two. If you would like to learn more about psychology and gender differences please pick up an actual psychology textbook.

Dublin

3 stars out of 5

2515729  I thought that this was a good reference book for Dublin. It captured and celebrated some of Dublin’s past. I can definitely see a lot of work went into the photographs shown.

Pro: This book contains a lot of great pictures of different tourist attractions. It provides background information for the photos and gives you some history about Dublin. The back of the book has a short timeline from 8000 B.C. to 1998 to reference to. It also has a map on the last page of the places that were mentioned. If you want a quick read about Dublin, this might be the book for you.

Con: This book seemed to me to be more of a quick reference book. Meaning, if you’re looking for a novel or something to quench your history buff’s thirst this may not be for you.

Angela’s Ashes

4 out of 5 stars

Angela' Ashes book  Pro: This book is an eye-opening memoir about Frank McCourt’s childhood. Some common themes include poverty, alcoholism, religious beliefs, society, class, and most importantly perseverance. I really enjoyed this memoir.

Con: It does paint a poignant picture of what it is like to be in rags and have to feed your kids sugar water instead of nutritious food. It’s brutal and honest. Which is what I love about it, but some readers may not like reading about such desperate times.

The Black Death: A History from Beginning to End

4 stars out of 5

the black death a history from beginning to end.jpeg  The kindle edition has 45 pages. It took me about 20 minutes to completely read it. It consists of multiple explanations for why the Black Death started. It also talks about plague doctors and literature works that resulted from the plague. It briefly discusses persecution due to religious beliefs. Most importantly, the timeline goes through different outbreaks.

Pro: The structure of the book starts with the Black Death, then the second pandemic, and ends with the third pandemic. This allows the reader to understand that there was more than one outbreak. Great book for those wanting to learn a little about the Black Death.

Con: While this little book is comprehensive, some of the events mentioned are very brief. So, if you are looking for a book that is more in-depth when it comes to different pandemics then this book is not for you.

How To Build Your Successful Online Teaching Business

2 stars out of 5

how to build your online teaching business book This is an extremely short book. It only has 54 pages. It begins with reasons for wanting to grow an online business. Then, it explains common mistakes people make when they first start. Such as only using one platform or titling a course before making it. Finally, it tells you about different tools to use to make the online course.

Pro: It lists common mistakes beginners make which help the reader avoid them.

Con: It gives the why or the reason for creating a course. It gives the “how” as in what platforms to use, but that’s about all.