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”

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”

What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City Book Review

As a Michigander, I read books about and involving my state whatever chance I get. Recently, I came across What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha – a pediatrician at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, and it opened my eyes upContinue reading “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Caterham Sevens, The Official Story of a Unique British Sportscar From Conception to CSR

Reading Caterham Sevens, The Official Story of a Unique British Sportscar From Conception to CSR by Chris Rees was one of the first challenges I encountered while reviewing books. I rarely read books about cars, but I can definitely see its appeal to car fanatics. Full disclosure: I was challenged by Car-Revs-Daily.com to review thisContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Caterham Sevens, The Official Story of a Unique British Sportscar From Conception to CSR”

Divan of Shah Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Since April is National Poetry Month, I wanted to try my hand reading and reviewing poetry. I oversee the poetry collection at the one of the libraries I work at, so it makes sense to get toContinue reading “Divan of Shah Book Review”

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern Book Review

It has occurred to me that I have never reviewed a biography on this website. I am going to remedy this with analyzing Tesla: Inventor of the Modern by Richard Munson – a great level-headed biography of the inventor Nikola Tesla. What makes a great biography? I will tell you. Since a biography is aContinue reading “Tesla: Inventor of the Modern Book Review”

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America Book Review

Imagine waking up on a spring morning. What is the first thing you hear besides your alarm? It will probably be a bird chirping or trilling. At first, it sounds pretty pleasant, maybe even lovely, but sometimes, the bird’s calls will become so annoying that you would want to send your cat outside just toContinue reading “The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America Book Review”