Book Review: Winterdance by Gary Paulsen

Official synopsis from Goodreads: Fired by a passion for running dogs, award-winning author Gary Paulsen entered the Iditarod, a grueling 1180-mile race across Alaska, in dangerous ignorance and with fierce determination. After a spectacularly inept period of training and an even more spectacularly inept start to the race, Paulsen and his team of 15 dogs … More Book Review: Winterdance by Gary Paulsen

Book Review: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale and Maus II – the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler’s Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able … More Book Review: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Book Review: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Official Synopsis from the back of my copy of the book: The setting of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s most widely praised book is the seashore; the time, a brief vacation which had lifted her from the distractions of everyday existence into the sphere of meditation. As the sea tosses up its gifts—shells rare and perfect—so the … More Book Review: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Book Review: Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Official Synopsis from Amazon: Freya Stark—traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters—began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her—and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years—in 1927. And with the publication of The Valley of the Assassins in 1934, her legend was launched. Leaving behind a miserable family life, Freya set … More Book Review: Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Official Synopsis from Amazon: In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” … More Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Book Review: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Official Synopsis from Amazon: “I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.” When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October … More Book Review: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

ARC Review: The Trials of Walter Ogrod by Thomas Lowenstein

Official Synopsis from Amazon: The horrific 1988 murder of four-year-old Barbara Jean Horn shocked the citizens of Philadelphia. Plucked from her own front yard, Barbara Jean was found dead less than two and a half hours later in a cardboard TV box dragged to a nearby street curb. After months of investigation with no strong … More ARC Review: The Trials of Walter Ogrod by Thomas Lowenstein

Book Review: A Million Miles in A Thousand Years by Donald Miller

Synopsis: Donald Miller’s memoir Blue Like Jazz is being made into a movie. Changes need to be made to the screenplay to make the story more suitable for the screen. This causes Donald to search out how he can “live a better story”. Review: This was an interesting, thought provoking book that made me look … More Book Review: A Million Miles in A Thousand Years by Donald Miller