Goodreads Review: This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them): How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan by Steve “dangle” Glynn

Four star review, originally posted here on October 4, 2019. Okay, look, this little book isn’t going to go winning any Pulitzers. Not exactly a monument of literary achievement. But for what it is, it is absolutely fantastic. For those who don’t know, Steve Dangle (real name Steve Glynn) is a hockey commentator, best know … More Goodreads Review: This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them): How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan by Steve “dangle” Glynn

Goodreads Review: The Reckoning by John Grisham

Two star review, originally posted here on September 3, 2019. ** spoiler alert ** This book was hot garbage. I’ve read a couple early Grisham novels and LOVED them. I’ve read a couple later Grisham novels and was neutral on them. This one looked like it might be a return to the classic southern storytelling … More Goodreads Review: The Reckoning by John Grisham

Goodreads Review: Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim

Four star review, originally posted here on August 14, 2019. I don’t even know how I stumbled onto this book. I didn’t know who Alison Arndgrim was, don’t think I’ve ever even seen an episode of Little House on the Prarie, etc. But somehow this wound up in my audiobooks. And holy cow, was I … More Goodreads Review: Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim

Goodreads Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin and Deborah Marlowe

Three star review, originally posted here on August 1, 2019 I was surprised to find myself kinda meh on this book. I think the biggest issue was that I did things backwards and had already read Grandin’s later book, Animals in Translation, which I found much more engaging. Grandin repeated a lot of the most … More Goodreads Review: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin and Deborah Marlowe

Goodreads Review: In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

Four star review, originally posted here on July 19, 2019. I don’t really have too much to say about this one besides what can already be inferred from the blurb. Ratner does a good job telling a sad, crazy story about childhood in Cambodia. It is a seriously messed up story, beautifully told with the … More Goodreads Review: In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

Goodreads Review: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

Four star review, originally posted here on July 16, 2019. Well this story is just batshit crazy! This is one of those non-fiction books with content so outrageously despicable that every couple pages you wind up screaming to somebody near you “Oh my God, they put the radium on their faces FOR FUN!” (or maybe … More Goodreads Review: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore