January 2023 Wrap Up

This month doesn't have an impressive pile but these books were a wonderful way to start the year. I have been desperate to read more Nonfiction and consider the diminutive pile a success in that regard! Also, and this is truly shocking, I managed to review nearly all of them. I have still not set... Continue Reading →

How to Take Over the World by Ryan North

What a weird wonderful book. If you have ever wanted to create a villainous plan, this is a great primer on what will and what will (probably) not work. SYNOPSIS A tongue-in-cheek introduction to the science of comic-book supervillainy, revealing the true potential of today's most advanced technologiesTaking over the world is a lot of... Continue Reading →

The Divorce Colony by April White

After reading, The Woman They Could Not Silence, I became fascinated by one idea in particular - where would a miserably married woman obtain a divorce? In the mid to late 1800s, Sioux City, North Dakota was an easier answer for those seeking divorce, especially women. SYNOPSIS From a historian and senior editor at Atlas Obscura, a... Continue Reading →

Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

Between Christmas and New Year's Eve I always feel like watching suspenseful or action movies. I stumbled across the excellent 1992 Kathleen Turner film, V.I. Warshawski, and then went in hunt of the book series that inspired the film. SYNOPSIS Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But... Continue Reading →

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