July 2018 Book Reviews

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil. A NON-FICTION, by choice!!!!! I can’t even remember who recommended this one, but I like it a lot. O’Neil is a data scientist and writes a blog. This book explains how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy in clear language, with simple progressions from point A to […]

June 2018 Book Reviews

The Goddesses by Swan Huntley. I think this book was publicized on one of my Facebook writer’s groups. It is decent enough, but I didn’t find anything to be a surprise. This is the story of Nancy—Her husband has cheated on her and they uproot and move to Kona, Hawaii with their twin high school […]

More May Book Reviews

I have been reading, reading, reading…..trying to fill the gap for Marlene? Nope, I just had so many books folks had recommended that I spent an hour searching them and putting them on my library hold list, then suspending groups so that every two weeks I get three new books. I love this processes, although […]

May Book Reviews

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (published 1920). I’m not one for classics, but every once in awhile I dip into one. This was a good read, well written flow, but what a perspective. It was one of those books I had to look up when I finished because I didn’t “get” the end. […]

April Book Reviews

Judas by Amos Oz. Another one I didn’t finish….but not because it wasn’t good. It actually is good, but complex. The story of a Jewish scholar who goes to live with an old man as a companion and their conversations, with a bit of a love story thrown in. Anyway…lots of amazing information and I […]

More March Book Reviews

Since we are minus Marlene’s book reviews and I am reading a LOT, two posts this month. The Mermaid’s Daughter by Ann Claycomb. Wow. That’s it in a nutshell. I am writing to this FIRST NOVEL author and crossing my fingers that she will let me interview her for my blog. This is one of […]

March Book Reviews

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow. The story told in multiple time lines about a woman who was a seamstress for Buckingham palace and locked up in a mental hospital when she got pregnant from an affair with The Prince of Wales. Quilt tells her story. Clever author uses various point-of-views through taped interviews and […]

Robin’s February Book Reviews

  The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jacobs Stevenson. YA book. I bought this from the author quite some time ago. There was a book mark in it like I had started it. Now I remember why I put it down…a little too “cute” for me and some content glitches and inconsistencies (in one scene there […]

Robin’s January Book Reviews

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh. Wow! I’ll tell you right up front, this book was a 4.8 star for me…I loved it. Couldn’t put it down. The writing is great, but in addition this is a topic I was pretty ignorant about..the uprising in Kenya in the 1950’s. Rachel, age eighteen, has just […]

Marlene’s Final Review

Hello dear followers, some of you for years!  This will be my last monthly review but I will do a yearly email with the “Best of the Year”.  This is a magical year for me as I turn 75 this month and I promised myself to revamp my use of time so I will be […]