In The Land of the Tian Shan Mountains by Muhammad Idrees

A combination of travelogue and memoir, this book gives the reader an inside view, not only of Kyrgyzstan but also the people and culture through the eyes of a young graduate student from Afghanistan.  I learned a lot from reading this book.  I had no idea how Kyrgyzstan, a democratic county, would be viewed by … Continue reading In The Land of the Tian Shan Mountains by Muhammad Idrees

The Boy Behind the China Cabinet: A Memoir about Addiction, Hollywood, Mother Teresa and Me, By Paul LeGreca

While this author may be new to the book world, his experience in the world of entertainment and creative arts comes through on the pages of this book.  This is the story of a man’s journey on several unusual paths.  A man who listened to that inner voice and what he was being called to … Continue reading The Boy Behind the China Cabinet: A Memoir about Addiction, Hollywood, Mother Teresa and Me, By Paul LeGreca

Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four by Josh Venkataraman and Barbara Venkataraman

Be sure to read to the bottom as the authors are offering a chance to win this book! When Barbara Venkataraman reached out to see if I would be interested in reading a book she co-authored with her son, I was surprised.  I enjoy her cozy mystery series as well as her entertaining essay collections … Continue reading Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four by Josh Venkataraman and Barbara Venkataraman

“I Was Just A Radioman” The Memoirs of a WW2, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Compiled by Pamela Ackerson

Wandering the aisles at the Indie Book Fest in Orlando, I noticed this book.  Non-fiction for me is a treat and something I reward myself with when the fiction world is surrounding me.  This book may be small but it is mighty in its story and photos.  The pages contain a collection of memories and … Continue reading “I Was Just A Radioman” The Memoirs of a WW2, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Compiled by Pamela Ackerson

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