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: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Audiobook Narrator Edition – Eric Idle vs. Douglas Hodge

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved children’s novels of all time due to its whimsical nature and memorable characters. It has recently come to my attention that not one, but two actors have recorded the audiobook of this classic story. These actors are Eric Idle and DouglasContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Audiobook Narrator Edition – Eric Idle vs. Douglas Hodge”

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”

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”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Rosie Project

Last year, Oprah revealed the list of the top 20 greatest ever romance novels according to Goodreads Reviews, and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion was on it. At first, I was a little shocked, but after reading it, I had to agree. Lately, I have been reading a lot of books about curmudgeons andContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Rosie Project”

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”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Flight Attendant

A television series based on The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian is in the process of being filmed, and it will air on HBO Max. However, the production has been halted because of COVID-19. Have no fear, I have a review of the novel here, and despite some flaws, it is worth the adaptation. IContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Flight Attendant”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Vampire of Maple Town

Fairy tales are some of the most timeless stories that we hear in our lifetimes. This explains why various media still revamp them into modern adaptations. The Vampire of Maple Town by Kane McLoughlin continues this tribute, but does it stand out? Let’s find out! Full disclosure: The author of the book that I amContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Vampire of Maple Town”