Book Reviews From the Vault: Uncredible Thoughts – Essays, Spiels, and Poppycock

This review of Uncredible Thoughts: Essays, Spiels, and Poppycock by John Marszalkowski is the last one that I have under the From the Vault series. It was a great time showing all of you the reviews that I wrote before developing this website. However, when one chapter ends, another begins, and I will have aContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Uncredible Thoughts – Essays, Spiels, and Poppycock”

49 Books* Ranked From Worst to Best

*I know that some are movie adaptations, but that’s besides the point. It seems so unbelievable that I’m now approaching my 50th book review. To celebrate this, I will rate each of the 49 books that I have reviewed on this site. These are based on the rates that I gave them on Goodreads.com, butContinue reading “49 Books* Ranked From Worst to Best”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Audiobook Narrator Edition – Eric Idle vs. Douglas Hodge

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved children’s novels of all time due to its whimsical nature and memorable characters. It has recently come to my attention that not one, but two actors have recorded the audiobook of this classic story. These actors are Eric Idle and DouglasContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Audiobook Narrator Edition – Eric Idle vs. Douglas Hodge”

Movie Reviews From the Vault: Where’d You Go Bernadette

This week’s Book Reviews From the Vault will be different as I will be reviewing the movie version of Where’d You Go Bernadette. After 10 months of release delays, my book club was able to see it around this time last year. Was it worth it? Let’s find out! WARNING: THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS!Continue reading “Movie Reviews From the Vault: Where’d You Go Bernadette”

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”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Cold War, Threat, Paranoia, and Oppression From the Iron Curtain to the Collapse of Communism

Reviewing the book The Cold War: Threat, Paranoia, and Oppression From the Iron Curtain to the Collapse of Communism by Norman Friedman made me truly value proofreading and citing sources, but did it affect my enjoyment? Let’s find out! Whenever people write, they often proofread their materials before publishing or turning it in, especially whenContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Cold War, Threat, Paranoia, and Oppression From the Iron Curtain to the Collapse of Communism”

Book Reviews From the Vault: How to Punch Kids in Bathrooms

I always look forward to reading and reviewing informal essays by John Marszalkowski, and How to Punch Kids in Bathrooms (no child was harmed in the making of that book) is no different. Full disclosure: I was given a free PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In his latest bookContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: How to Punch Kids in Bathrooms”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Knitting for the First Time

Last year, I started knitting, and Knitting for the First Time by the Vanessa-Ann Collection was one of the first resources that I looked to for understanding the concept. How effective was it? Find out here! Lately, I have been taking up knitting as part of a club that I facilitate at a public library.Continue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Knitting for the First Time”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Rosie Project

Last year, Oprah revealed the list of the top 20 greatest ever romance novels according to Goodreads Reviews, and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion was on it. At first, I was a little shocked, but after reading it, I had to agree. Lately, I have been reading a lot of books about curmudgeons andContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Rosie Project”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Summons

The Summons is the very first John Grisham book that I have ever read. Despite its flaws, I actually quite liked it and look forward to reading more of his books. In the past, I have only heard of John Grisham – an author known for his legal thrillers, but never read any of hisContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Summons”