Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

While it might seem odd to say that a book centering around a brutal murder is beautiful, the prose and artistic manner that this author writes with makes for a beautiful read.  The author takes you along as she tries to present the unfathomable.  While she touches on her experiences as a biracial child in … Continue reading Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

The Deepest South of All: True Stories From Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant

A ramble through the old and new South.  Living in the city that’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird” even I was not prepared for the eccentric airs of Natchez.  Most of the people described have personality with a capital P.  A juxtapose of history is presented with a clear path for the reader to follow.  … Continue reading The Deepest South of All: True Stories From Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant

Feeling Good: Living Low Toxin in Community and Everyday Life by Cheryl Meyer

A few years ago I obtained this author’s book, It Feels Good To Feel Good, Learn to Eliminate Toxins.  I still have it on my shelf, refer to and recommend it often.  When I heard she was publishing this next book, I was first in line. This book expands beyond her first book to children, … Continue reading Feeling Good: Living Low Toxin in Community and Everyday Life by Cheryl Meyer

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in A Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

When someone in my book club picked this book, I was less than thrilled.  While I do love non-fiction, another read of why technology is evil was not what I wanted to spend time on.  However, I was wrong (I know, it surprised me too!).  This is an in-depth look at the good and the … Continue reading Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in A Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

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

The Complete Revision Workbook For Writers – Tools for a Polished Novel By Arielle Haughee

I won this book to pass on to one of my very new to craft authors.  It looked like it could be helpful.  But before passing it on I decided to read it myself.   I’m glad I did because this is now going on my recommendation list for all new and even some experienced writers. … Continue reading The Complete Revision Workbook For Writers – Tools for a Polished Novel By Arielle Haughee

“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