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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The American Dirt Controversy

I heard an NPR segment today regarding the book written by Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt, and the unintended consequences of writing from a different cultural perspective than one's own . The author stated that she envisioned writing a tale of a migrant's journey to America. She stated that she too was worried that she has …

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5 Best Audiobooks to Download for Your Holiday Travel

If you have to travel home for the holidays, you know just how played out your playlists can get after 7 hours on the road. To switch up my tired routine, one of my favorite things to do on a road trip or during the whole airport experience is listen to an audio book. Here …

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