Tequila Mockingbird, Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

When a fellow book blogger gives you a gift of a book, you know you’re in for something special.  Thanks to JuliaPicks1 I had the pleasure of spending almost a week slowly savoring this book.  Each page is a small summary of a literary work follow by a drink inspired by the book.  After starting … Continue reading Tequila Mockingbird, Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

What the Hell Just Happened: From Brain Injury to Breast Cancer and Bereavement – Overcoming Adversity by Mark & Jules Kennedy

My last blog of Finalists in the Book Talk Radio Club Award is a non-fiction book.  Husband and wife team Mark & Jules Kennedy created, in their own voices, a recollection of some incredibly intense years in their marriage.  To bare their souls to the public takes courage but once you read this book you … Continue reading What the Hell Just Happened: From Brain Injury to Breast Cancer and Bereavement – Overcoming Adversity by Mark & Jules Kennedy

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

Recently this incredible author won a Finalist spot in the Book Talk Radio Club Best Book of the Year competition. It is perfect for those of you considering New Year's Resolutions that make sense and have a direct impact on your life. This is a repeat of my blog of June 2020. A few years … Continue reading Feeling Good: Living Low Toxin in Community and Everyday Life by Cheryl Meyer

Forensics: The Science Behind the Deaths of Famous People by Harry A. Milman, PhD

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that when I get my hands on a non-fiction book, it’s like candy!  Having read and enjoyed fiction works by this author, I was curious to see what he had compiled.  Given his background mentioned in his bio, I expected to be impressed.  … Continue reading Forensics: The Science Behind the Deaths of Famous People by Harry A. Milman, PhD

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