Kim Ukura

I am a community newspaper editor by day, freelance writer and blogger by night. I've been been blogging about books at Sophisticated Dorkiness since 2008. This year, my blog was named the first winner in Adult Nonfiction category of the Independent Book Blogger Awards. When not reading or writing about books, I love crocheting, watching television, and hanging out with my boyfriend and cat. 

7 Nonfiction Books to Read by the Pool

When I think about nonfiction reads for the summer, I always return to books that are both a lot of fun to read and that don’t take a lot of brainpower to parse through. The authors with books on this list are definitely smart, but they've also found a way to make their topics -- everything from the birth of forensic toxicology to the history of a favorite summer toy -- easily digestible even after a margarita or two. ...more
You had me at "Sophisticated Dorkiness."  Being a dork is what I like most about myself.  I ...more