Sarah Winchester: Beyond the Mystery

A book review of Sarah Winchester: Beyond the Mystery by Bennett Jacobstein Stars: *** Independently Published (2019) Biography 110 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Sarah Winchester was a brilliant, creative and generous woman. She lost her only child, Annie, at… Read More »

The Monopolists

The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon Stars: **** Bloomsbury (2015) Biographies/Board Games/Historical Study 336 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets,… Read More »

The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi

A book review of The Rock, The Road and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where it All Began by Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel Stars: **** Thomas Nelson (2018) Biography/Autobiography/Religious 207 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest… Read More »

A Different Frame of Mind by Lois Jean Thomas

A Different Frame of Mind: Living a Full Life with Traumatic Brain Injury by Lois Jean Thomas Stars: **** Seventh Child Publishing (2018) Autobiography/Brain Injury 229 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In 2014, the author published her memoir, DAYS OF… Read More »

Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children by Mary Ellen Ellsworth

Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children by Mary Ellen Ellsworth Stars: **** Albert Whitman & Company (1997) Biography (designed for children) Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a post on another blog but I decided to write a review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: As a child, Gertrude… Read More »

Shakespeare: His Work and His World by Michael Rosen

Stars: ***** Illustrations by Robert Ingpen This book was read for the Shakespeare Challenge. Wow. I wasn’t expecting a children’s non-fiction book about Shakespeare to be so good! This book doesn’t just cover his life but also his work, what his plays are about, what made him write them and what makes them so good… Read More »