Book Report: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Since the beginning of the pandemic, I lost interest in reading novels of all kinds. I felt I couldn't concentrate, and I just was not connecting to the stories. Recently, I've read some books that have shaken me out of my reading stupor. The Midnight Library was one of those books. It was recommended to …

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Book Report: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

Before downloading this book on Audible, I had heard about it for a long time. Many people recommended it to me when it first came out. Originally published in June of 2020, this book from a Black woman author, Brit Bennet, could not have been released in a more relevant time for our nation. June …

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Book Report: Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

A few months ago, a friend gave me a book by Octavia E. Butler called Parable of the Sower. It was written in the 90s and accurately predicted a Trump-like politician. His slogan is even "Make America Great Again". The setting is in the 2020s and 2030s, which was in the future when Ms. Butler …

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6 Audiobook Downloads for Holiday Travel

I am doing a very long drive over the Thanksgiving holiday and need something besides music to keep me entertained. Enter audio books from Audible. Audible is an app that allows the user to download books for a monthly fee. I listen to novels while on walks, doing dishes, folding laundry, and even on my …

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Book Report: Drive your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

A few months ago, my book club chose this book, and I'm glad we did. I don't think I would have read it otherwise. First off, let me say that this book is not as dark as the title makes it seem. It's actually a lovely narrative whose plot line follows a whodunit mystery. It …

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