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10 Great Rainy Day Reads!

By Beth Mishler Apr 24, 2013

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A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman

Perfect for a Rainy Day Because: The next rainbow you see after you read this book will be the best rainbow you’ve ever seen. Trust us.

Plot: There isn’t one; it’s non-fic. Ellen Page is among the fans of this book, which consists of different sections, each devoted to one of our five senses. Ackerman’s prose is fun and lively (“Words are small shapes in the gorgeous chaos of the world,” she says) and you will learn a TON about how the senses are used in other cultures, how they connect us all, etc.

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About the Author
Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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