Category Archives: Book Reviews

Taking Care of the Body and the Environment

I have read three books recently that have helped me really think about what I put into my body, and how best to nourish myself while being a good steward of the rest of life on this planet. The first … Continue reading

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Desert Island Books: Pandemic Edition

We all know that reading a good book or two (or three or more) is one of the best ways to pass the time, and it is especially helpful when you are asked to stay home and practice social distancing. … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Optimizing the Brain and Mind

I have read a slew of new and upcoming books recently dealing with psychology and addiction.  Here are my favorites: 1) Quit Like A Woman by Holly Whitaker.  This book is good for anybody who questions either their relationship with … Continue reading

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When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

Zelda, an orphan with high-functioning  fetal alcohol syndrome, has a list of rules she lives by to keep herself safe.  She lives with her brother, Gert, who has just recently broken up with his girlfriend, Annie (who’s called AK47 by … Continue reading

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American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is an amazing read.  I will think about the characters in this book every time I watch the news and see immigrants trying to get into the USA.  I will think about the characters in … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Great New and Upcoming Children’s/Teen Lit

Hello Everyone, I have been making a point to learn more about children’s literature recently, and to that end, I have been checking out review copies of many upcoming children’s and teen books.  Here are the most engaging ones I … Continue reading

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New and Upcoming Books on Poverty

Hello everybody.  Hope you had a great summer!  Today’s book reviews cover the subject of poverty in America.  Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back-Row America by Chris Arnade (Available now) Much like the 1890’s classic How the Other Half Lives, Dignity … Continue reading

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Book Reviews – Social Justice

On my ongoing quest to find excellent sociology books, I have come across some great books related to social justice, including sexual assault and racial relations.  Have a look…  Good Kids, Bad City, by Kyle Swenson.  This book is an … Continue reading

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Forbidden Love: Lisa Jones Gentry and Joe Steele

Forbidden Love, penned by Harvard graduates Joe Steele and Lisa Jones Gentry, reminds one of Colleen McCoullough’s 1977 epic bestseller, Thornbirds, intertwined with the 2016 award winning movie, Loving.  Forbidden Love is a retelling of the sexual-romantic relationship between Father … Continue reading

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Five Tips on Writing from novelist Angela Crook

Novelist Angela Crook, who most recently authored the thriller Chasing Naveh, held her book launch at Loganberry Books on Sunday, March 10.  During the question and answer period in her well-attended event, she shared her wisdom about writing: Get support … Continue reading

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