Sorrowland: #bookreview

If you are ready for an LGBT Gothic Science Fiction novel, then Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon will be ready for you on May 4, 2021. It is like no other book that I have read before, which is saying something. I have read a lot of books. The book begins as Vern has just escapedContinue reading “Sorrowland: #bookreview”

10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List. Part 18

The Murderer’s Wife. Written from the point of view of the murderer’s wife, who knows about the murdering. To Be Perfectly Clear. An interesting ghost story. 4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace. East of Eden. I don’t remember the details but I remember that I enjoyed reading this book. FYI: I read this bookContinue reading “10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List. Part 18”

Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview

Honestly, I wish I could have witnessed the Jazz Age in Chicago. Denny S. Bryce’s Wild Women and the Blues is set in Chicago circa 1925. Film student, Sawyer Hayes, is trying to discover the history of Honoree Dalcour and how she relates to the filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux. Sawyer has found a film in hisContinue reading “Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview”

Bad Habits: #bookreview

Bad Habits is set at a Catholic boarding school in Wisconsin. I’m not saying it sounds like a hellish place. No offense Wisconsin but your winters are harsh. Alex Heck is the type of rebellious teenager that I wished that I had the guts to be in the 90s. She’s not scared to speak herContinue reading “Bad Habits: #bookreview”

A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview

“My situation was unique . . . being an African-American woman working undercover is exceptionally stressful . . . When I wasn’t on assignment . . . I would stay in bed, isolated and along, for days. ” – From Clean Dirt: A Memoir of Johnnie Mae Gibson, FBI Special Agent Aya de Leon’s AContinue reading “A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview”

The Smallest Man: #bookreview

‘I want you to remember something, Nat. You’re small on the outside. But inside you’re as big as everyone else. You show people that and you won’t go far wrong in life.’ The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn begins in 1625 when Nat Davy was a young boy. The book tells the story of NatContinue reading “The Smallest Man: #bookreview”

The Water Dancer: #bookreview

The Water Dancer begins in the river with two young men – Maynard and Hiram- trying to not get swept away by the river’s current. One of them cannot get away from the water and loses his life. The other man barely escapes with his life. They are half-brothers. One man is the heir toContinue reading “The Water Dancer: #bookreview”

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: #bookreview

Just when you think you are the Christmas Cheermeister and know everything possible about Christmas, some new information will present itself on your Santa Claus radar. I had no idea until last week that The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum was an actual book. There is also at least oneContinue reading “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: #bookreview”

The Eighth Life: #bookreview

The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischwili is set in the country of Georgia, the former Soviet republic. I don’t know very much about Georgia so reading this book was like seeing a little glimpse of Georgian life. There were historical figures and events that match up with actual events. Of course, this book is fictional soContinue reading “The Eighth Life: #bookreview”

10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List: Part 16

Mansfield Park. A Map of the World. Sad book. I’ve read it twice so it’s worth reading again even with all of the sadness. The Mapmaker’s Children. Marking Time. I just finished this book. Haven’t posted a review yet. I did enjoy reading it though. Me Talk Pretty One Day. I love David Sedaris. IContinue reading “10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List: Part 16”

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