book review

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

If you have strong feelings about genetically-modified organisms, the creeping spread of corporate power and private security firms, or man-made climate change, Oryx and Crake and its two sequels may very well be the ideal dystopian sci-fi books for you to check out. Oryx and Crake was written by renowned author Margaret Atwood, whose impressive […]

Smoke Books, Read Weed: Welcome to the Book Club for Stoners

Smoke Books, Read Weed: Welcome to the Book Club for Stoners

I wanted to join book club for the longest time. “Book club is for girls,” they told me, exchanging knowing glances. “That’s definitely never happening,” they guffawed, covering their giggles with an open palm. Once or twice the hostess allowed me to sit in the kitchen with her husband, drinking a beer, catching fragments of […]

Book Review: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Book Review: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Trigger Warning: This review contains discussion of incest, sexual abuse, rape, forced abortion, gang rape, rape of male rapists and the psychological/emotional fallout of these events. Spoiler Alert: Some details will be given that “spoil” the earlier chapters of the book. Tender Morsels is an imaginative, beautiful fantasy novel that tells the story of a […]

Book Review:  Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Book Review: Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Caffeinated by coffee enthusiast and author Murray Carpenter is a fascinating account of how America’s most popular drug goes unaccounted for in our daily lives.  A sixteenth of a teaspoon of powdered caffeine is a standard dose, while a tablespoon is lethal.  For production of commercial energy shots, sketchy manufacturing facilities in China regularly and […]

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs is a magnificent and thick book with beautiful photos of cannabis, but it is also much more than a sumptuous coffee table album. In the opening pages, readers are told that if they want step-by-step grow instructions, they won’t find them in this book, although you can find step-by-step […]

SERIES BOOK REVIEW: Stinky Steve Explains Medical Marijuana

SERIES BOOK REVIEW: Stinky Steve Explains Medical Marijuana

When Maggie Volpo sent me the first book in her Stinky Steve series, I was charmed to see the wonderful illustrations by Mauricio J. Flores and the intelligent, compassionate way Maggie approaches educating children about medical cannabis. It is written in poetry form with a great rhythm that is friendly to children, making it easier […]

Outlander’s Plot Hole: Where’s the Cannabis?

Outlander’s Plot Hole: Where’s the Cannabis?

Spoiler Warning: This article is a discussion of the book series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It specifically focuses on Books 3 (Voyager) and the books that follow it in the series. If you have not read that far, you may not want to read this article. If you don’t care to read the books, read […]

If a Peacock Finds a Pot Leaf: Children’s Book Illustrator Geneva Carman

If a Peacock Finds a Pot Leaf: Children’s Book Illustrator Geneva Carman

As medical and recreational cannabis use gain acceptance and even appeal, one stone has been left unturned: how to communicate these worldly changes to our children. A great way to broach the subject is using a story that paints a picture in a child’s imagination. The children’s book  If a Peacock Finds a Pot Leaf by Morgan […]

REVIEW: What Do Women Want? Adventures In The Science Of Female Desire

REVIEW: What Do Women Want? Adventures In The Science Of Female Desire

Admittedly, I was a little put off just by the title of this book, well, not the title but the author, Daniel Bergner. My first thought was, how dare a man write a book on what women want. How dare anyone write a book on what half the population wants, sexually. That was an unfair and […]

REVIEW: Weed The People: From Founding Fiber To Forbidden Fruit

REVIEW: Weed The People: From Founding Fiber To Forbidden Fruit

I was recently taken aback by a request to review Weed The People: From Founding Fiber to Forbidden Fruit, by Jeremy Daw, J.D.  Always having my “cop on,” I immediately started a Google search of the title and the author. Now mind you, I was a bit intimidated by Daw’s Harvard Law school credentials but […]