Final Jeopardy Book Review

When the name Linda Fairstein is mentioned, what things come to mind? For some, she was the renowned prosecutor and head of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit who is “credited with helping shift the conversation around sexual violence in the United States” as well as a best-selling author ( To others however, she is aContinue reading “Final Jeopardy Book Review”

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”

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”

The Child Book Review

One of the things that I didn’t realize when I was working on my review of The Widow by Fiona Barton was that it was the first in the Kate Waters trilogy. Since I liked Kate very much, it made me want to read the next book in the series, which has the most genericContinue reading “The Child Book Review”

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 Great Alone Book Review

I rarely watch soap operas on a voluntary basis because they rely on over-the-top dramatics, dialogue, and acting, and there is only so much that I can take. This excessiveness can also be seen in books like the Twilight series. However, since novels allow extensive insight into the characters’ mindsets as they deal with theContinue reading “The Great Alone 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”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Richville, Another Tale of Travail and Treachery

This novel was a challenge in a way that I never would have expected. When I work on reviews, I usually look at what other people have said on Goodreads and Amazon. However, no one has evaluated this book, and this remains true to this very day. So enjoy the very first review of Richville,Continue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Richville, Another Tale of Travail and Treachery”

Once Upon A River Book Review

Every now and then, I will read a book that is good in every way but one. That aspect will bug me so much that it makes me like the overall book less. This is a dear shame, yet I cannot excuse that element. This is the case of Once Upon a River by DianeContinue reading “Once Upon A River Book Review”