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?

Goodreads Review: Nothing is Wrong and Here is Why by Alexandra Petri

Four star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks. [DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly.] I hadn’t bothered to read the blurb on this before downloading it. I’m not sure if I’d read the blurb on her previous book, either. I have … More Goodreads Review: Nothing is Wrong and Here is Why by Alexandra Petri

Goodreads Review: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump

Four star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks. [DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly.] Ugh. I’ve fallen into this trap a couple times now. I’m sick of reading books about this dickwad. I’m sick of people getting sweet book deals to … More Goodreads Review: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump

Goodreads Review: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

Two star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks. [DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly.] I dunno. Maybe I’m just getting burned out on audiobooks and have lost all attention span or something. I really wanted to love this. Should have been … More Goodreads Review: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

Goodreads Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Three star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks. [DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly.] Don’t do this one as an audiobook. I can tell I definitely would have liked this better if I’d actually read it. Morrison does her own narration, … More Goodreads Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Goodreads Review: Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker

Four star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks. [DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly.] Very, very interesting subject matter. I ran into the same issue here that I did with Kolker’s last book, Lost Girls; there were so many people to … More Goodreads Review: Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker

Goodreads Review: Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold (Stephen Fry’s Great Mythology, #1) by Stephen Fry

Three star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks. [DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly.] I had a very uneven experience with this book. On one hand, this should be perfect as an audiobook. On the other hand, this is terrible as … More Goodreads Review: Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold (Stephen Fry’s Great Mythology, #1) by Stephen Fry

Goodreads Review: Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Eric Larson

Four star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks. [DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly.] I could tell while listening to this book that I would have really enjoyed it in written format. Larson is of course the king of making history … More Goodreads Review: Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Eric Larson

Goodreads Review: Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson

Four star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks. [DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly.] Since I’m catching up with old reviews, I’m surprised to see I gave this 4 stars instead of 3. What I mainly remember, is that certain chapters … More Goodreads Review: Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson