A House Divided by Sulari Gentill

I really wanted to like this book and the main character. A House Divided by Sulari Gentill caught my eye for the local and timeline. It is set around the same time as Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher books, which I enjoyed, especially after being introduced to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries TV series. And actually, there... Continue Reading →

Ideas from James Clear

"Repetition unlocks value. The value of your first workout increases the more you exercise. The value of your first article increases the more you write. The value of your first conversation increases the longer you stay in the relationship. Day One continues to compound." James Clear from his weekly newsletter 3-2-1 Thursday

Al Capone Does My Shirts – Book Review

This book, at one point, Al Capone Does My Shirts, made me angry. I love the premise of following a 12-year-old boy, Moose, as he and his family move into staff housing on Alcatraz. The set up is interesting, and the scenes with the warden and other details were also good. What bugged me most... Continue Reading →

Truth, Lies, and Second Dates

Something about this book caught my eye. Then the story was outrageous enough to catch my interest and get me reading. Truth, Lies, and Second Dates by MaryJanice Davidson was actually a fun read. It is the third book in a series, but you do not have to have read the series to appreciate this... Continue Reading →

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

The copy of Tuesdays with Morrie that I picked up is the 20th Anniversary Edition. I've seen this book over the years. I might have picked it up and put it down. I just never really started reading it. I always wondered what the big deal was. Now I know why people love this book.... Continue Reading →

Banned Book Club – Book Review

The title on this teen graphic novel caught my eye. As an avid reader and supporter of the First Amendment and Free Speech, I'm acutely aware of how important it is to allow books to be available for dicussion and critical thinking development. Plus, let's face it, who doesn't love a good graphic novel? This... Continue Reading →

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