What Am I Reading – Chapter Seven

Hello Everybody! I hope all of you are staying warm and safe, especially if you live in the eastern part of the United States. I have been cozying up with What Was Your Name Downriver by Anthony Lowe (almost there!), Blowback by Brad Thor, and Wild Women of Michigan: A History of Spunk and Tenacity by Norma Lewis. LastContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Seven”

What Am I Reading? – Chapter Four

Hi Everybody, I hope you are doing well, especially with all of the Christmas shopping. I sure am. I got some things to mail out, and I’ll be good for this holiday season. Like last time, I’m still reading What Was Your Name Downriver?: Tales of the Shattered Frontier by Anthony Lowe and White Fragility: WhyContinue reading “What Am I Reading? – Chapter Four”

Clock Dance Book Review

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how books don’t always have to have bells and whistles to keep readers interested. I mean, if people enjoy reading action-packed novels, good for them! All I am saying is that every now and then, it’s good to sit down and read something that doesn’t rely on distractions to holdContinue reading “Clock Dance Book Review”

What Am I Reading? – Chapter One

Hi Everybody! Now that my Book Reviews From the Vault series is finished, I have decided to show you what I have been reading. I call this series “What Am I Reading?” It’s fairy simple. I will display titles that I am reading at the time of the post and talk a bit about them.Continue reading “What Am I Reading? – Chapter One”

The Hate U Give Book Review

In this day in age, race relations are undergoing rapid change. It has gotten to a point where people are reevaluating what progress has been made since the Civil Rights Movement and how far we need to go in order to truly achieve racial equality. Since the Black Lives Matter protests started in May, peopleContinue reading “The Hate U Give Book Review”

We Need to Talk About Kevin Book Review

Warning: The book that I am about to review deals with school shootings. Even though I am aware that not every book will appeal to everyone, readers have a tendency to step out of their comfort zone once in a great while in order expand their mindsets. Some might enjoy a novel so much thatContinue reading “We Need to Talk About Kevin Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Tea Girl From Hummingbird Lane

One of my co-workers once said that people can learn a lot of things from reading nonfiction, but it is through fiction that helps them to connect to stuff like certain cultures and circumstances. Did The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See permit me to connect to the Akha people (a Chinese ethnicContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Tea Girl From Hummingbird Lane”

Richville: A Chance for Redemption in a Town Without Pity Book Review

Full disclosure: The author of the book that I am about to review is a patron at a library that I work at. All of the opinions stated in this review are solely mine. When I had reviewed Richville: Another Tale of Travail and Treachery by Robert C. Jones, I encountered a unique problem: IContinue reading “Richville: A Chance for Redemption in a Town Without Pity Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is part of a series of curmudgeons that have invaded popular books within the last 15 years. Even though its blue print is from A Man Called Ove, Eleanor Oliphant and the book that she is in stand out in more ways than one. What do youContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Flight Attendant

A television series based on The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian is in the process of being filmed, and it will air on HBO Max. However, the production has been halted because of COVID-19. Have no fear, I have a review of the novel here, and despite some flaws, it is worth the adaptation. IContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Flight Attendant”