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REVIEWED: Nevertheless: A Memoir

Nevertheless: A Memoir by Alec Baldwin. (Memoir, 2017).

While never quite rising to the level of a “bankable” movie superstar, Alec Baldwin has had an enviable career. 857 more words

REVIEWED: Before the War

Before the War by Fay Weldon (Historical Novel, 2016/2017).

This bitingly satirical romp of a novel details a wildly dysfunctional English family’s misadventures from 1922 up to the day in the autumn of 1939 when the slow simmering background tensions in Europe finally boil over in open war with Hitler’s Germany. 761 more words

My Guest Review Live!

My guest review of Joe Hill’s extraordinary horror novel The Fireman at writer D. M. Draper’s site has gone live today. If anybody wants to read my comments on this huge (750-plus-page) and thrilling novel, visit… 23 more words

...Share the Love

As my fellow Crusader pointed out yesterday (…page through), it’s National Library Week. As a library enthusiast (and regular user), I thought I’d keep the love fest going by sharing some of my favorite secrets of the library. 223 more words


REVIEWED: Dead and Breakfast

Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury (cozy mystery novel, 2017).

For once, I pick up the FIRST in a new series of mystery novels! Kingsbury, of course, is a veteran and highly successful writer with a bunch of popular series to her credit. 524 more words

REVIEWED: In The Great Green Room

In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gray. (Biography, 2017).

This compelling biography charts the life and loves of one of the most successful and pivotal authors of literature for children in the 20th century. 828 more words

REVIEWED: Chuck Noll

Chuck Noll: His life’s Work by Michael MacCambridge. (Biography, 2016).

For my money, a truly involving and compelling sports biography like this is among the rarest of rare literary birds. 680 more words