Goodreads Review: The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America by Eric Cervini

Two star review, originally posted here on April 9, 2021. I was very surprised that I did not enjoy the book. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s that it’s just boring. The primary culprit is the subject matter itself. You’d think the fight for gay rights would be pretty exciting, but no. In this case … More Goodreads Review: The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America by Eric Cervini

Goodreads Review: Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Five star review, originally posted here on March 10, 2021. This book is 100% perfection. This was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. And my most recent books have been by Mary Shelly, Barack Obama, and Jack London! I am not joking. I am not exagerrating. It was great. This … More Goodreads Review: Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

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

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