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Book Review Round-Up: May, June, and July 2021

Review of ‘So You Want To Talk About Race’, by Ijeoma Oluo—Must Read There are some things that need to be revisited, and one’s racism (intentional or not) is definitely one of them.  Ijeoma Oluo’s book comes as a much-needed chat about potential, unintentional racism that we may have absorbed from the oftentimes unintentional racist… Read More Book Review Round-Up: May, June, and July 2021

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Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 2 of 2

Review of ‘Concrete Rose’, by Angie Thomas—Book Club Contender A big part of the anti-racism activism I am involved in requires having a lot of conversations, during which I attempt to answer the same questions again and again (or find resources that will help me answer the questions).  One of the questions I find myself… Read More Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 2 of 2

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Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 1 of 2

Review of ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’, by Eric Walters I have to admit that I am still a little in shock it has been a year since this pandemic has been declared, and quite annoyed at the way we didn’t manage, as a whole, to come together and fight this thing as efficiently… Read More Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 1 of 2

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Book Review: ‘Fishing!’, by Sarah Stonich

About the Author, Sarah Stonich Sarah Stonich been awarded a number of grants, including a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and a Loft McKnight Fellowship.  Her first novel, There Granite Islands, was translated to eight languages and was short-listed for France’s prestigious Grand Prix de lectrices d’Elle.  Her second novel The Ice Chorus has been… Read More Book Review: ‘Fishing!’, by Sarah Stonich

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Book Review Round-Up: June 2020

Review of ‘No Fixed Address’, by Susan Nielsen (Must-Read) When I read Nickled and Dimed, I remembered thinking that this book should be turned into a movie, a TV show, and a series of books, and that the story of the struggle of the working poor should be shared in a way that will make… Read More Book Review Round-Up: June 2020

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Book Review: ‘Freshly Brewed’, by Pamela Ford

About the Author Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot – and often lots… Read More Book Review: ‘Freshly Brewed’, by Pamela Ford

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Book Review: ‘OverEasy’, by Pamela Ford

About the Author Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot – and often lots… Read More Book Review: ‘OverEasy’, by Pamela Ford

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Book Review: The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark

In this modern-day retelling of the classic My Fair Lady, Bridie Clark makes poor Lucy Jo, a sweet yet clumsy young lady from Minnesota, jump through all the hoops that Wyatt Hayes IV (a brilliant yet bored anthropologist and, as the “IV” in his name might have clued you in on, whose family is insanely… Read More Book Review: The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark

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Book Recommendation: ‘Pear Shaped’, by Stella Newman

Happy Sunday! As you ready yourself for another great week, are you wondering what to take along with you on your commute? Take a peek at this week’s recommended commute companion! ‘Pear Shaped’, by Stella Newman Review here. Purchase here. Synopsis: ‘A fabulous first novel by a British writer…Her writing is witty and snappy and… Read More Book Recommendation: ‘Pear Shaped’, by Stella Newman

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Book review: ‘Little Earthquakes’, by Jennifer Weiner

If you’re looking for a great, humorous, realistic yet inspirational read, then Jennifer Weiner’s books are for you. Of her many (good) books, Little Earthquakes is definitely my favorite one. While Jennifer Weiner is categorized as a Chick Lit author, the stigma associated with the genre is definitely challenged by books such as this one.… Read More Book review: ‘Little Earthquakes’, by Jennifer Weiner