Girl With A Star Spangled Heart by Elaine Fields Smith

One of my favorite things to do is wander around a book festival.  However, I had the pleasure of meeting this author before it even started!  I was sitting and listening to awards at the North Texas Book Festival when Elaine sat down beside me.  What an interesting person!  She has authored books about some … Continue reading Girl With A Star Spangled Heart by Elaine Fields Smith

Lovely Chaos: Comedy, Crack and Consciousness My Life in 1980’s New York By Joe Montaperto

Recently I traveled back to my home state of New Jersey and for the trip, I packed this book.  It seemed appropriate as the author is a Jersey guy and (aging myself here) the book happens when I also lived in the area the book is set in.  Joe, the author, did a fine job … Continue reading Lovely Chaos: Comedy, Crack and Consciousness My Life in 1980’s New York By Joe Montaperto

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

This is a physically heavy book but not a heavy read. For a non-fiction book, the author lightly covers the earliest era of humans, including Neanderthals, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. I was hoping for more information before a time when Homo sapiens had a cognitive revolution and populated the globe. The author presents ideas … Continue reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock

Non Fiction. While other histories of the American Revolution hint at the violence during the start of our nation, this book gives it with both barrels - literally.  There is no sugar coating here. This is a comprehensive look at a destructive as well as a productive time in our history. If you want the … Continue reading Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock