Around the World in 80 Days With Michael Palin Book Review

One of the first things that I’m going to do once this pandemic is over is travel. I’m not talking about going on a day trip, but traveling out of state to somewhere that I’ve never been before. I’ve been fantasizing about this for a while, and I blame this on two things. One isContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Days With Michael Palin Book Review”

Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World Book Review

Warning: This review will briefly discuss sexual assault. As a librarian, one of my tasks is to do collection development. What does this mean? It involves adding items to and removing ones from the collections that I’m in charge of as well as keeping them up to date. So, at least once a week, IContinue reading “Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World Book Review”

Lilac Girls Book Review

I’ve been reading historical fiction for a long time, and I’ve noticed that the genre adores stories about World War II. I can understand that. Authors can tackle one or multiple aspects of the war like women’s efforts, the Western Front, the Pacific Front, etc, and they can show them from any perspective. It’s aContinue reading “Lilac Girls Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Ten

Hello Everybody! I’ve finished the two books from the last chapter, so it’s fitting to read two more. They’re pretty eclectic. One of them is… The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp is a coming of age story of what it is to be a young Native man growing up in Canada. Larry Sole isContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Ten”

Wild Women of Michigan: A History of Spunk and Tenacity Book Review

Today is International Women’s Day. What a better way to celebrate it than reviewing a book that celebrates the women who defied expectations and changed the world. Coincidentally, I have one that just happens to fall into that category, and these women lived in Michigan at some point. It’s called Wild Women of Michigan: AContinue reading “Wild Women of Michigan: A History of Spunk and Tenacity Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Eight

Hello Everybody! What a wonderful first day of March! I’m looking forward to spring, especially to travel more! Even if I’m walking around the block, it’s traveling by pandemic standards. I’ve had traveling on my mind ever since I started reading this book: Around the World in Eighty Days with Michael Palin by Michael PalinContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Eight”

The Book of Love: 50 Poems to Fall in Love Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Love is in the air, and there are many ways to express it. One way is to read poetry (no matter how corny it is), for they come from the most vulnerable and deepest emotions. Shah AsadContinue reading “The Book of Love: 50 Poems to Fall in Love Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Six

Hi Everybody! I hope everyone is having a great first day of February. I sure am! I just finished Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly! I can’t wait to review it this year! In the meantime, I’m still chugging along reading What Was Your Name Downriver by Anthony Lowe, Blowback by Brad Thor, and TheContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Six”

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”