Book Review #73: “Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone” *Re-Read*

Thank you, J.K. Rowling, for pulling me out of what looked like a long reading slump. I finished the series for the first time roughly a decade or so ago, after waiting what felt like FOREVER for Deathly Hallows to be available at the library. Late last year, I decided I wanted to re-read it […]

Book Review #72: “Columbine” *Re-Read*

I try my hardest to post Book Reviews within 24-48 hours after finishing the book. However, life has been pretty hectic recently. I finished Columbine in mid-April, just after the acknowledgment of it being 20 years since the tragedy. I’m just now posting my review. I have a special connection with this book. The author, […]

Book Review #71: “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America” *Re-Read*

When I initially read this book, it was assigned reading for one of my very first college classes. I can’t remember which one, but this book left a profound impact on me. Slowly, I started reading more from Barbara Ehrenreich. However, this is the book that started it all. I started college in the fall […]

Book Review #69: “All The Missing Girls”

It took a long time to get to this place, let me tell you! This book was originally a Christmas gift from Al in 2017. I first started reading it in the summer of 2018, and then abandoned it about halfway through. However, abandoning it started to bother me several months later, so I committed […]

Book Review #68: “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

I think I first heard about this book from friends on Facebook, who all said what a powerful book it was. Then, author Matthew Desmond was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air in April 2018. My local area, Hampton Roads in Virginia, was specifically mentioned in the interview regarding high numbers of evictions […]

Book Review #66: “WHO KNEW? …Reflections on Vietnam”

I received this book as a gift! My dear friend, Lydia, sent a sweet card with the book, explaining that she knows the author, and wanted to send it to me after reading a blog post regarding my interest in Vietnam. Thank you, Lydia! — The best way I can describe this book is a […]

Book Review #65: “Fallible Justice” (ARC Review)

Over the summer, I received an email from Louise Walters, who owns and operated Louise Walters Books, asking if I was still interested in receiving an advance reading copy of Fallible Justice. I couldn’t remember how or why this happened, but I said yes. I’m so glad I did. — Although it’s taken me a […]