Latest Reads

Latest Reads

"We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"  by Karen Joy Fowler (fiction, 308 pages) A great little gem of a book.  This one was not on my list to read.  While at the library looking for a couple of books, I stumbled upon this one.  A heartbreaking tale of a unique family and the pain some [...]

Latest Reads: A Jewish Story; A Sci-Fi Planet; & A Brain Book

Latest Reads:  A Jewish Story; A Sci-Fi Planet; & A Brain Book

"Kaddish.com" by Nathan Englander (Fiction, 203 pages) What a great little book.  The story of a Jewish man on a quest to redeem himself for indiscretions during his father's death.  The reader will find themselves being sucked in through a vividly told story.  Humerous, sad, happy, and ultimately a story of family.  In addition, I [...]

Summer Reading Continues…

Summer Reading Continues…

"Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver (461 pages, fiction) This was another excellent book by Barbara. I love all of her books especially the underlying themes that weave themselves into the stories. A tale of two different families separated by a century but with one common cause, a house they both lived in, in a Utopian like [...]

6 More Wonderful Reads

6 More Wonderful Reads

1.  "The Golden Tresses of the Dead:  A Flavia de Luce Novel" by Alan Bradley.  323 pages, fiction. If you have not had the pleasure of reading A Flavia de Luce novel, you really should.  The main character Flavia is a hoot.  As a young adolescent detective/chemist her humor is beyond compare.  I have read [...]

Four Books Down for 2019

Four Books Down for 2019

Four books so far for 2019.  All were great reads.  After reading "The Handmaid's Tale" I watched the Hulu series and was hooked.  I'm anxiously awaiting the third season.  "Meet the Frugalwoods" made me think differently about spending money.  We already live a pretty frugal life out here in the woods but it inspired me [...]

2018 Recap: Books

2018 Recap:  Books

With a total of 30 books read this year, I enjoyed a wide variety.  The places the novels took me and the wealth of knowledge gained from the non-fiction.  Book number 30, I am still reading but I plan to finish it up by December 31st.  From futuristic to distant past, from space to deep [...]

“Waking Up”;”The Coincidence Makers”; “Lying in Wait”; “The 7.5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle”

“Waking Up”;”The Coincidence Makers”; “Lying in Wait”; “The 7.5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle”

"Waking Up" by Sam Harris Non-fiction, 206 pages This book had its good moments.  However, there were entire chapters I felt were a waste of my time.  His style is a bit too abrasive at times, for me personally.  The chapter regarding psychedelics was intriguing and interesting.  This was another book, Shane requested from the [...]

“Ghost of the Innocent Man”; “Before We Were Yours”; “The Immortalists”; & “The Varieties of Scientific Experience”

“Ghost of the Innocent Man”; “Before We Were Yours”; “The Immortalists”; & “The Varieties of Scientific Experience”

"Ghost of the Innocent Man:  A True Story of Trial and Redemption"  by Benjamin Rachlin.  Non-fiction, 344 pages. What a tragic story of an innocent man losing his freedom behind bars for 25 years!  I cannot imagine going through this horrific ordeal.  The police, courts, and our entire criminal justice system failed this man miserably.  [...]