What Am I Reading – Chapter Five

Hello Everybody, I hope everyone’s having a great MLK Jr. Day! I sure am! I will continue to strive for diversity, equality, and inclusion when I review books from all walks of life. Since the last chapter, I have read a lot of books and audiobooks, but I do have two books to share withContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Five”

The Answer Is…Reflections on My Life Book Review

Alex Trebek’s final episodes as host of Jeopardy aired this past week. As a longtime viewer, I wanted to honor his legacy by reviewing The Answer Is…Reflections on My Life – an autobiography that does that as well as reflect on general and Jeopardy-related topics. It was published in July 2020 – less than 4Continue reading “The Answer Is…Reflections on My Life Book Review”

Top 3 Best and Worst Books of 2020

Hello Everyone!!!! Today is the last Monday of the year, so I figured that it’s time to do my very first year-end countdown of books that I reviewed in 2020! There were so many good and not-so good titles that I read over this year, but six of them were stuck in my mind forContinue reading “Top 3 Best and Worst Books of 2020”

Educated Book Review

I know that this is hard to believe, but there’s a reason why truth is stranger than fiction. With fiction, an author can make stuff up while getting into a character’s mind and analyze their actions. Truth doesn’t permit one to do that. When composing nonfiction, authors have to write about what actually happened, andContinue reading “Educated Book Review”

What Am I Reading? – Chapter Two

Hi Everybody, I hope you all enjoyed the last chapter of “What Am I Reading?” I actually got done with two of the books that I talked about. What better to do than to add two more titles! Let’s get started! The first novel on the reading block is The Gown: A Novel of theContinue reading “What Am I Reading? – Chapter Two”

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”

That’s Me, Groucho!: The Solo Career of Groucho Marx Book Review

I’m a huge Marx Brothers fan; I have read a ton of books about the legendary comedy team. Usually, they tend to focus on their movies and their personal lives. When these books get around to talking about Groucho’s solo career, which entailed stage, radio, movies, and television, they do this in about a chapterContinue reading “That’s Me, Groucho!: The Solo Career of Groucho Marx Book Review”

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: 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”