Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

A book review of Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books by Maureen Corrigan Stars: *** Random House (2005) Memoir/Literary Criticism/General Books & Reading 240 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In this delightful memoir, the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air reflects on her life as a professional reader.… Read More »

The Stemwinder

A book review of The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager by Denise M. Valerio & Nicole Forston Stars: *** Valerio Care Management (2019) Memoir 220 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Summary: What if you had to decide if an elderly woman should or shouldn’t… Read More »

I’m Not Really Here

A book review of I’m Not Really Here by Tim Allen Stars: *** Hyperion (1996) Humour 284 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The popular actor and comedian shares his observations on why things are the way they are while sharing his offbeat opinions about the meaning of life and his personal role in… Read More »

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher Stars: **** Simon & Schuster (2008) Personal Memoirs 176 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show,… Read More »

The Essential Book of Useless Information

The Essential Book of Useless Information: The Most Unimportant Things You’ll Never Need to Know by Don Voorhees Stars: **** Penguin Group (2009) Humor/Popular Reference 272 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The useless information never ends in the newest, most crucially meaningless entry in the Useless Information series. This latest cornucopia of amazingly… Read More »

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs Stars: **** Simon & Schuster (2007) Religious Memoir 400 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs… Read More »

Designed by God

Designed by God: Honest Talk about Beauty, Modesty, and Self-Image by Regina Franklin Stars: **** Discovery House Publishers (2006) Christian Living/Women/Youth Interests 123 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Whether she’s online chatting with friends, reading a magazine, or watching her favorite television show, today’s young woman faces a constant barrage of guarantees that… Read More »