“The Future of Humanity”

  “The Future of Humanity” Michio Kaku Nonfiction, 307 pages. Hands down this is one of the best books I have read.  Keep in mind I love anything space related.  Currently, I am watching old episodes of Star Trek.  I love the possibilities of future space travel.  This book outlines those possibilities and how we…

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“Court of Lions” by Jane Johnson

“Court of Lions” by Jane Johnson Fiction, 394 pages A historical novel based on the Fall of Granada in the late 1400’s.  The story intertwines a modern day story making it even more interesting.  I loved how the author switched between the two time periods, keeping you on your toes.  At first I found it…

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“Reincarnation Blues” by Michael Poore

“Reincarnation Blues” By Michael Poore Fiction, 371 pages This book was a real gem.  I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in this world of the afterlife and multiple lives.  The author created many imaginative lives for the book’s main character Milo.  I was hooked from chapter one.  Although one chapter about midway through did not hold…

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“The Trip to Echo Spring” by Olivia Laing

“The Trip to Echo Spring:  On Writers and Drinking” by:  Olivia Laing Non-fiction, 297 pages If you read my last book post, you might see a trend.  For now, this is the last of books about writing/writers. The basic premise of the book follows the author as she travels across the U.S. examining 6 of…

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“Negotiating with the Dead” by Margaret Atwood

“Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing” Non-fiction, 180 pages   Overall a great non-fiction book on what it is to be a writer.  The lives they lead, thoughts, and inspirations.  It is a series of essays organized into chapters. At times, it was a tough read.  The middle chapters did not interest me,…

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“Reading with Patrick” by Michelle Kuo

“Reading with Patrick”  by Michelle Kuo Non-fiction, 279 pages. What a fitting book for our time.  This book explores the bond that forms between teacher and student.  The setting is the deep south, Helena, Arkansas.  Told through the eyes of the teacher Michelle Kuo, a deeply personal account of her struggles with decisions she made…

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Two Striking Futuristic Novels

“Future Home of the Living God” by Louise Erdrich (267 pages) This dystopian page turning novel cuts a little close to our current society. One of monitoring and tracking throughout our daily lives. In the novel it has went further but the similarities are uncanny. In this futuristic world, evolution has not only stopped but…

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The Child Finder, The Secrets She Keeps & Gather the Daughters (catch up time)

The last three books I read were female based and for the most part pretty good. Lately, I have made my way through these books without taking the time to post. Now its time to play catch up in one post. In my opinion, these books were decent, nothing too special here. Again my opinion,…

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“News of the World” by Paulette Jiles

This short novel set in the 1800’s follows the travels of an older gentleman set with the task of returning a young girl to her family. I found myself becoming attached to the pair and rooting for them to make it to their destination. At 209 pages it’s a quick and easy read. With wonderful…

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