An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge

My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.

Stoned

Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World - Aja Raden

I picked this book up after hearing about it on a podcast, and I'm glad I did. Each chapter is broken up into smaller sections so it's very easy to pick up and put down. Raden also does a good job reminding readers how each of the sections are connected, rather than assuming that you'll remember every detail from the book as you read.

 

The tone is very conversational and easy to read. Little to no background knowledge is necessary to understand each chapter. I found it useful to have my phone/a computer on hand while reading because there aren't images for all the pieces described, especially the Faberge eggs. The descriptions are good, but the pictures are better.