Goodreads Review: Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum

Four star review, originally posted here on February 27, 2021. This is an absolute MUST READ for everyone given our current political climate. This book is very different from Applebaum’s previous books. It is not a dense history, but rather her personal reflections. This fact does not make the book any less insightful or relevant; … More Goodreads Review: Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum

Goodreads Review: A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Four star review, originally published here on February 21, 2021. Let no man ever accuse Barack Obama of brevity. Jeeeepers this is a loooong book! And it’s only the first volume! Barack needs to hire Michelle’s editor, or else just get some memoir-writing pointers from her. I kid! I kid! He was the leader of … More Goodreads Review: A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Goodreads Review: The Sea Wolf by Jack London

Four star review, originally posted here on February 1, 2020. You have to suspend disbelief to enjoy this book, or else several aspects of it will drive you nuts.But once you’ve done that, this book is fantastic! My main complaint is that I opted for the audiobook, which means I couldn’t highlight and copy-paste all … More Goodreads Review: The Sea Wolf by Jack London

Goodreads Review: Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

Three star review, originally posted here on December 28, 2020. There wasn’t anything wrong with this book that I can put my finger on, but it somehow just didn’t click with me. I think our narrator’s experiences are so very different from my own that I’m having trouble relating, and where plenty of memoirs succeed … More Goodreads Review: Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

Assorted Christmas Movie Binge: Is ANYTHING a Christmas Movie?

We’ve been binging Christmas movies in our house the past week or so. Which has made me come to the realization that “Christmas Movie” is a bullshit genre. None of the Christmas movies I could think of were about the birth of Christ. Of all the movies we watched on day 1 when I made … More Assorted Christmas Movie Binge: Is ANYTHING a Christmas Movie?