Reading this book is important for people who cook as well as people who don’t (like me). The Cooking Gene follows Michael Twitty’s journey—what he calls his “Southern Discomfort Tour”—to uncover his family tree. Since slavery in the United States relentlessly tore families apart and treated humans like chattel, this is no small task and
**I was sent an advanced reader’s copy of Vox by Christina Dalcher by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, with a request for a review and rating.** Vox is set in a dystopian, near future America, with all the trappings of a feminist cautionary tale. The country has been taken over by religious fundamentalists:
In my grad program we learned woefully little about self-publishing. (There, I said it.) So in an effort to understand an ever-increasing segment of the book market, I selected Write. Publish. Repeat by Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant, and David Wright as a first non-podcasting examination of the process. Writing is an art, and publishing is
After it’s won so many awards, another Killers of the Flower Moon review might not be necessary, but if it convinces you to read it I’ve done my job. The book blipped onto my radar after winning the Indies Choice Book Awards for nonfiction, and minutes after I used my Audible credit to get the audiobook I was
Some people cherish fairytales, Bible stories, and myths as comforting relics of childhood. Other people remember the feelings of fear and discomfort that they experienced when actually reading these stories as children, and those feelings follow them for years after the fact. Or else, fairytale loving children grow up, return to these stories, and are
Few lurking threats keep one awake at night more than a home invader. Especially one who comes when you are home and at your most vulnerable: lying in bed on what seems like a normal night. Alone. Or even next to your partner. This is what makes the Golden State Killer into a real-life boogeyman.