Book Reviews

A Culinary History of Missouri by Suzanne Corbett and Deborah Reinhardt

One of my favorite things about traveling is experiencing the…

Ocean Books for Summer Reading

It’s June, which means Summer Reading 2022 is in full effect…

Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

If you are of a certain age, you may recall Jonathan Franzen,…

Six Mystery/Thrillers that Take You Places

My reading over the last few weeks has taken me to a lot of different…

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

SPACE OPERA by Catherynne M. Valente is a book so up my alley…

Ready, Set, Cook: How to Make Good Food with What's on Hand by Dawn Perry

I usually leave reviewing cookbooks to the talented Lisa Brown,…

The Starless Crown by James Rollins

James Rollins has a bit of a reputation. The dude’s been writing…

A Trio of Non-Fiction in Teen

The Chalk Art Handbook: How to Create Masterpieces on Driveways…

Just My Type by Simon Garfield

Pity Comic Sans, the font that people love to hate. Developed…

Donna Barba Higuera's THE LAST CUENTISTA

I recently finished the Newbery Medal title, Donna Barba Higuera’s…

Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages by Dan Jones

Pity the Middle Ages, so often derided as the dreary placeholder…

The Day He Left by Frederick Weisel

Paul Behrens had found his calling teaching literature to middle…

56 Days By Catherine Ryan Howard

When the pandemic started, many people – including myself –…

Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher

Marin Cole is not a risk taker.  When she was seventeen the…

The Latinist by Mark Prins

Some books are easier to lean into than others. I know, context…