Suitcase Full of Dreams by Hoy Kersh #SegueSaturday #bookreview #memoirs #nonfiction

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I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in July 2010. It is an unforgettable memoir. Enjoy! Ms. Kersh shares her memories, including those of the historical figures who inspired … Continue reading Suitcase Full of Dreams by Hoy Kersh #SegueSaturday #bookreview #memoirs #nonfiction

Eat the Evidence (Book One of the Bar Jonah Trilogy) by John E. Espy, Ph.D. #bookreview #BookGlow #nonfiction #serialkiller

Eat the Evidence

Bar Jonah liked to break his victims. To create a fissure in their being that would last a lifetime so that when the thin-membrane scar of the crevasse was ruptured, the hydra would re-emerge and consume them once again from the inside out. At least with one victim however, he not only broke him, he … Continue reading Eat the Evidence (Book One of the Bar Jonah Trilogy) by John E. Espy, Ph.D. #bookreview #BookGlow #nonfiction #serialkiller

First Lines Friday – Apr. 26, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: There were all kinds of stories told about the war that made it sound as if it was happening in a faraway and different … Continue reading First Lines Friday – Apr. 26, 2019

Out Where the West Begins: Profiles, Visions, and Strategies of Early Western Business Leaders, Vol. 1 by Philip F. Anschutz #bookreview #Americanhistory #nonfiction #business #biographies

Out Where the West Begins

For America, the period of 1800 to 1920 was an unparalleled time of broad expansion and growth driven by extraordinary factors unlike almost any other in history. It was a period of empire building and empire builders. The risks are high, but then too, the opportunities and rewards were high as well. The men in … Continue reading Out Where the West Begins: Profiles, Visions, and Strategies of Early Western Business Leaders, Vol. 1 by Philip F. Anschutz #bookreview #Americanhistory #nonfiction #business #biographies

Sundays in Bed with… Out Where the West Begins

Sundays in Bed

The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. This Sunday I’m reading some non-fiction titled Out Where the … Continue reading Sundays in Bed with… Out Where the West Begins

#SegueSaturday The Chris Farley Show by Tom Farley, Jr. @madfarley and Tanner Colby @tannercolby #bookreview #memoir #ChrisFarley

Chris Farley Show

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in November 2009. While fans knew Chris as the sweaty, swaggering Motivational Speaker and the hyperkinetic Chippendales stripper, his family knew him … Continue reading #SegueSaturday The Chris Farley Show by Tom Farley, Jr. @madfarley and Tanner Colby @tannercolby #bookreview #memoir #ChrisFarley

#SegueSaturday Making Rounds with Oscar by @DavidDosa ‏#bookreview #nonfiction #dementia

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in June 2010.  This story interested me because at the time my mother was diagnosed with dementia and my mother loved cats … Continue reading #SegueSaturday Making Rounds with Oscar by @DavidDosa ‏#bookreview #nonfiction #dementia

#SegueSaturday #BookReview: Behind the Mask…No More by Byron Nease (9781419655296)

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in April 2009.  It is an inspiring memoir of the late Byron Nease, who originated the role of Raoul in the Canadian production of … Continue reading #SegueSaturday #BookReview: Behind the Mask…No More by Byron Nease (9781419655296)

#BookReview: The Gift of Our Wounds: A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find Forgiveness after Hate by Arno Michaelis, Pardeep Kaleka @mylifeafterhate @PardeepKaleka @serve2unite ‏ @NetGalley ‏#TheGiftOfOurWounds

What does hate look like?  Hate looks like the bullet hole in the door frame leading into the prayer room at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin—a vestige of the carnage that took place there on August 5, 2012, when a troubled man with a distorted view of what America should look like executed peaceful people … Continue reading #BookReview: The Gift of Our Wounds: A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find Forgiveness after Hate by Arno Michaelis, Pardeep Kaleka @mylifeafterhate @PardeepKaleka @serve2unite ‏ @NetGalley ‏#TheGiftOfOurWounds

#BookReview: A Dangerous Woman – The Life of Florence Gould by Susan Ronald @susanron @StMartinsPress

Florence understood instinctively that beauty, as well as money, was power; and she had both in abundance. Florence Gould was an intelligent, conniving, self-centered, savvy business woman, but most of all she was a survivor.  She survived the San Francisco earthquake and fire as a child, a major flood in France, World War I and … Continue reading #BookReview: A Dangerous Woman – The Life of Florence Gould by Susan Ronald @susanron @StMartinsPress

#BookReview: Permanent Happiness: The Only Way to Find Peace, Joy and your Life-Given Purpose by Iyabo Ojikutu @iyabomdauthor

Peace is permanent happiness. Dr. Ojikutu's guide advises us that we have two lines: our spiritual  line and our physical line, and we have to simultaneously nourish them in order to achieve our goals of peace and permanent happiness.  She goes on to describe ways to balance our lines and to help balance our children's lives … Continue reading #BookReview: Permanent Happiness: The Only Way to Find Peace, Joy and your Life-Given Purpose by Iyabo Ojikutu @iyabomdauthor

#BookReview: STUFF: The Fortunes, Foibles, and Fiascos of Those Who Sought to Understand Matter by George Graybill @dgraybill8

What is stuff made of? Mr. Graybill gives a humorous, easy-to-follow,  history lesson in the study of matter.  He includes an extensive vocabulary of science terms from various theories, elements, and compounds to the explanation of wave-particle duality, quantum mechanics, and the Bohr model. There are also profiles of various philosophers and scientists including Hermes Trismegistus, Galileo Galilei, … Continue reading #BookReview: STUFF: The Fortunes, Foibles, and Fiascos of Those Who Sought to Understand Matter by George Graybill @dgraybill8

Book Review: Who Knew? Questions That Will Make You Think Again by Sarah Herman (9781684120475)

If you want to be the life of the party, this is your book. You can fill your brain with as much "useless knowledge" (my affectionate moniker) as you can fit and impress people with how fast a sand dune can move, explain what watermelon snow is, and give in morbid detail why a barbershop … Continue reading Book Review: Who Knew? Questions That Will Make You Think Again by Sarah Herman (9781684120475)

Book Review: Violated-Exposing Rape at Baylor University Amid College Football’s Sexual Assault Crisis by Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach (9781478974086)

According to national statistics, at least one in five college women experience some type of sexual assault.  Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach are ESPN reporters who have done a comprehensive investigation into injustices and cover ups of a prominent Christian college, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. The book contains many stories of Baylor female students … Continue reading Book Review: Violated-Exposing Rape at Baylor University Amid College Football’s Sexual Assault Crisis by Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach (9781478974086)

Book Review: Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling- Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success by Jordan Belfort (Kindle book)

Bestselling author of "The Wolf of Wall Street", Jordan Belfort, shares step-by-step instructions on using his very successful Straight Line System for any business, industry and even your personal life.  He notes that you do not have to be in sales to use this system.  You can use it from selling your great qualities in … Continue reading Book Review: Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling- Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success by Jordan Belfort (Kindle book)

Book Review: The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration by Katharine Coggeshall (9781521361719)

Planning a wedding these days is not easy and writing your wedding vows can be a daunting task.  Ms. Coggeshall makes that task much easier by providing romantic vows, Christian vows and bonuses such as a list of inspirational words and questions and tips on writing your own vows. I believe there is a vow … Continue reading Book Review: The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration by Katharine Coggeshall (9781521361719)

Book Review: Silver Hair: Say Goodbye to the Dye and Let Your Natural Light Shine: A Handbook by Lorraine Massey (Author), Michele Bender (Contributor) 9780761189299

Silver is the new black, blonde and brown... From the author of Curly Girl, Silver Hair,comes a guide to letting your hair go silver.  Massey, a hairstylist for three decades, includes testimonials and pictures from herself and from women of various ages who decided to bite the bullet and let their hair go natural.  Her … Continue reading Book Review: Silver Hair: Say Goodbye to the Dye and Let Your Natural Light Shine: A Handbook by Lorraine Massey (Author), Michele Bender (Contributor) 9780761189299

Book review Scapegoat: A Flight Crews Journey from Heroes to Villains to Redemption by Emilio Corsetti III (9780997242119)

This is a clear case of negligence.  After 3 years of interviews and research, the author tells the true story of Flight TWA 841 which almost had a near fatal crash on April 4, 1979.  After reading the pilots' details of the event, the interviews of the pilots by FAA agents and others, the false … Continue reading Book review Scapegoat: A Flight Crews Journey from Heroes to Villains to Redemption by Emilio Corsetti III (9780997242119)

Book review: Learn French with Stories for Beginners Volume 2 by Frederic Bibard (eBook w/MP3 audiofiles)

I took two years of French in high school 30+ years ago and wanted to brush up on it for a trip to Quebec, Canada, this summer. After reading Mr. Bibard’s book, I found it easy and practical to use and also found the audio files to be especially helpful. I was able to pick … Continue reading Book review: Learn French with Stories for Beginners Volume 2 by Frederic Bibard (eBook w/MP3 audiofiles)

Book review: It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell (9780770433246)

All of us have something about our childhood that stands out and Andie Mitchell is no exception.  Food was her comfort and she found out at the age of 13 (weighing in at 200 lbs) that if she kept eating the way she had been, she would weigh close to 300 lbs by the time … Continue reading Book review: It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell (9780770433246)