Overanalyzing People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive

People Magazine has continued its tradition of hardhitting journalism by yet again announcing the identity of the Sexiest Man Alive! Do they change their mind every year even though most of the previously announced sexiest men alive haven’t died off or changed their appearances in any major way? Yes! Does this make any sense? No! … More Overanalyzing People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive

Goodreads Review: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Two star review, originally posted here on November 4, 2021. I’m glad I read this supposed classic, but that doesn’t mean that I liked it. First, our protagonist is a thoroughly bad person. Maybe, just maybe, an argument could be made that Crusoe is an unreliable narrator or an antihero, but… I dunno, that doesn’t … More Goodreads Review: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

What I Have Learned: An Adventure in Self-Publishing and Self-Evaluation

It has been a little over a year and a half since the publication of my latest novel, Hope the Little Fox. In that time, I have learned quite a bit. Most of it is not good! Okay, here we go… First, I should probably mention that technically Hope is my third finished book and … More What I Have Learned: An Adventure in Self-Publishing and Self-Evaluation

Goodreads Review: A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross

Four star review, originally posted here on October 15, 2021. Ack, I just realized that I forgot to review this right after reading it, and now I can’t remember all the stuff I wanted to say! For the most part, my review matches most of the other reviews I’ve read. This books really picks up … More Goodreads Review: A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross

Goodreads Review: Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group by William Rosenau

One star review, originally posted here on September 24, 2021. This book was so boring. I dunno, maybe it’s just me. I’ve been supposedly “reading” 3 books concurrently recently, and never finishing any of them, because all of them are boring. But I can’t bring myself to do 3 DNF’s at once, especially since I … More Goodreads Review: Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group by William Rosenau

Goodreads Review: One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Four star review, originally posted here on August 16, 2021. This was the perfect summer read for non-fiction history nerds such as myself. Bryson jumps from topic to topic to deliver a clear snapshot of America at onr particular point in time. While we focus heavily on Lindburg to tie it all together, we hit … More Goodreads Review: One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Goodreads Review: The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Jennifer Gunter

Four star review, originally posted here on June 9, 2021. Where the hell has this book been my whole life? I listened to the audiobook, but want to buy myself a hard copy to keep on the shelf for reference, with the hope that is comes with a solid index and illustrations (folks with hard … More Goodreads Review: The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Jennifer Gunter

Goodreads Review: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl

Three star review, originally posted here on May 4, 2021. Metzl brings up some very important topics in his book, but I cannot help but feel that the execution is off. It felt like the exact same information could have been much better and thoughtfully presented in a thorough Atlantic article than stretched out thin … More Goodreads Review: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl

Goodreads Review: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

Four star review, originally posted here on May 4, 2021. Not everyone will enjoy the style of this book, but I sure did! This is a laundry list (a VERY LONG laundry list) of short terrible stories, told very informally. Ruffin frequently intejects with something like “Y’all, this next story is CRAZY!” and reacts to … More Goodreads Review: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar