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Review: The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

I started reading this book a few months ago, and then decided I needed to wait until I was in the right frame of mind. This is a tough read that will take you right back to September 11, 2001. It’s a vast collection… Continue Reading “Review: The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff”

Review: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Regardless of whether you like Star Trek, whether you’re Japanese, or whether you read graphic novels, you should pick up this book.  George Takei never fails to impress me with his humor, his knowledge, and his passion for telling a story.  He brings all… Continue Reading “Review: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei”

Nonfiction November: Books about the U.S. Immigration System

This week’s Nonfiction November topic is hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, and the subject is to talk about nonfiction books on a specific topic (“Be the Expert/Ask the Experts/Become the Expert”).  I’ve been reading a lot this year about immigration, because it’s such… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: Books about the U.S. Immigration System”

Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

By now you’ve heard raves about Michelle Obama’s memoir, and I can echo those.  Her book was exactly what I was hoping for: well-written and insightful, it’s not just her story but Barack Obama’s as well.  And for those interested in recent history, it’s… Continue Reading “Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama”

Review: Those Who Knew by Idra Novey

Those Who Knew is a novel about a senator with a violent past in a small unnamed island country.  It’s about about the intersections of politics, money and influence.  I appreciated the writing style of this author and much of the book worked for… Continue Reading “Review: Those Who Knew by Idra Novey”

Ten Books to Help You Learn about the United States

It’s Back to School week at Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl), so I decided to write about ten books that can help us learn about America. Right now I’m in the midst of Hamilton-mania, so I’m reading Lafayette in the Somewhat… Continue Reading “Ten Books to Help You Learn about the United States”

Review: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

This book about a series of murders on the Osage reservation in the 1920’s was incredibly powerful.  At first you may wonder why this particular murder of a woman in Oklahoma matters.  And by the end of the book (as in Just Mercy) you… Continue Reading “Review: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann”

Nonfiction November: books about U.S. politics and current events

This week’s Nonfiction November topic (hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness) is to share 3 or more books on a single topic that we recommend, or books we want to know more about. This year, the topic I’ve read the most about relates to the… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: books about U.S. politics and current events”

Figuring out what to do next

Before I get back to the business of writing book reviews, I wanted to take a minute for one more post-election post. It feels like everyone’s talking about what to do next.  A lot of it’s noise to me.  I’m worried about my job… Continue Reading “Figuring out what to do next”

This is the Country We Live In

Dear Readers, It’s been a couple of days since the election, and it’s still the nightmare we can’t wake up from.  You’re not going to hear me being upbeat and saying let’s all love each other, let’s work together and give more and do… Continue Reading “This is the Country We Live In”

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