Book Reviews

Bicycling with Butterflies by Sara Dykman

Full disclosure: I chose to review this book because author Sara…
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Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Diana O’Toole has her life completely mapped out - educational…

The Happy Inbox by Maura Nevel Thomas

I have over 3,000 emails in one (of four) of my work-related…

Back to School Picture Books

For most area kids, school starts this week. In light of that,…

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World by Riley Black

It’s something we know without recalling perhaps when and where…

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

Nell Young’s whole life is maps, it always has been. Her father…

A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K Barnett

I had the pleasure of getting to hear lawyer, criminal justice…

WE: A New Translation by Yevgeny Zamyatin (translated by Bela Shayevich)

Some words are worth repeating. If repeated enough and over an…

A Trio of Oceanic Fun for All Ages

The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs…

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…