Monday, February 28, 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Stolen Focus by Johann Hari


This was better than expected -- more nuanced and thoughtful. Recommended.

The Violence by Delilah S. Dawson


As a story, this was just OK, but there was some interesting social commentary as subtext.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks


This was fascinating and well worth the time of anyone involved with teaching.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore



Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka


This was an excellent story: I feel like I rarely see social critique handled so well in a novel. There is a lot to think about here as well as an excellent story.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer


This is one of those view-point altering books that everyone should read.

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Cost of Living by Emily Maloney


This should have been good -- given the topic and the author's experiences -- but it just didn't gel.

Review copy provided by publisher.

The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow


I'm not even a Jane Austen fan, and I loved this.

The Arc by Tory Henwood Hoen


A fun and funny story with an unexpected plot twist. Recommended, if you are into romance.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, February 07, 2022

Saturday, February 05, 2022

False Witness by Karen Slaughter


Some interesting elements, some ridiculous ones.

Thursday, February 03, 2022

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

The Family Chao by Lan Samantha


I'd say this was just OK -- I think maybe it tried to do too many things -- family saga, mystery, personal growth, social commentray.

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The Christie Affair by Nina deGramont


Really interesting and well done. A fun, speculative read.

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The Woman Next Door by Natasha Boydell


This seemed like it was going to be very predictable, and then . . . . major plot twist. This was good.

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Finley Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead by Elle Cosimano


OMG, this was so much fun. I literally laughed out loud. Highly recommended for a light, fun read.

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