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”

Oasis Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. There are some books that I finish pretty quickly and others that take me longer to read. This is not to insinuate that I enjoyed the former more because it held my interest longer than the latter.Continue reading “Oasis Book Review”

The Bouncer Book Review

I came across The Bouncer by David Gordon in a very interesting way. I was processing books one day when I discovered this title. Initially, I didn’t think much of it until I saw one of the advanced praises on the back. It used the words “comic-thriller.” I had never seen a book described inContinue reading “The Bouncer Book Review”

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”

The Survivors Club Book Review

Warning: The book that I am about to review deals with sexual assault. Critics alike have called Lisa Gardner the “Queen of Suspense.” I have heard a lot about this author, but I have never read any of her books, until now. After reading Gardner’s 2002 novel The Survivors Club, I can see why thatContinue reading “The Survivors Club Book Review”

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”

Tangerine Book Review

Popular books get adapted into film all the time. But what if a novel was opted for a movie before its publication? Readers will probably be scratching their heads and asking the questions, “Why?” and “Would it be worth it?” That was the situation Tangerine by Christine Mangan fell into months prior to its release.Continue reading “Tangerine Book Review”

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 (https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/6/27/18715785/linda-fairstein-central-park-five-when-they-see-us-netflix). 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”