Biography, History, Nonfiction

A Team of Their Own by Seth Berkman

How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History I begged and begged our sales rep for an advance copy of this book, and it kept getting postponed again. And again. And again. Which meant by the time it found it's way into my hands, I just wasn't really in the mood for it, with the Winter… Continue reading A Team of Their Own by Seth Berkman

Biography, History, Nonfiction

Mobituaries by Mo Rocca

Great Lives Worth Reliving Mobituaries was featured in the holiday catalog for the regional association for the indie bookstore I work at, and it really sold quite well for the holidays. When it came time to find a new audiobook to listen to before bed, I thought I'd give Mobituaries as try, not knowing it… Continue reading Mobituaries by Mo Rocca

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, STEM

The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century ‘Tis the last Nonfiction Book Club book of the year, as recommended by a former coworker to the group. Next year, 2020, all book club selections will have been voted on by the group as a whole. Synopsis From the Back… Continue reading The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Biography, Bookish Tuesday, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Real Life Female Superheroes

I've come to discover a favorite sub-genre emerging: women going out into the world and being real life badasses. What follows are a few of my favorites! Current Favorites It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario It was Lynsey's memoir that first introduced me to the sub-genre of ordinary women doing extraordinary things, primarily in… Continue reading Real Life Female Superheroes

Book Journal, Bookish Tuesday, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Favorite Graphic Novels

In Sunday's review of Mythos, I mentioned I was struggling with writing reviews lately. I don't know what's been going on with me - maybe it's the fact that I've been reading parts of so many books and haven't finished as many as I'd like, or that the independent bookstore I work at has been… Continue reading Favorite Graphic Novels

Book Journal, Bookish Tuesday, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Science Fiction

Favorite Book Settings

There are few feelings as special as getting yourself lost in the world of a book. Below are just a few of my favorites! The Lost Queen by Signe Pike Strathclyde: I first traveled to Scotland in June of 2018 and took a lengthy road trip through the country in January 2019 and am now… Continue reading Favorite Book Settings

Fiction, Historical, Young Adult

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky & Sea #1 There are blurbs on this book from authors I love, and the description of it is Vikings meets Wonder Woman made it a "total Sarah pick" as our Macmillan sales rep told me. So of, course, eventually, I had to read it. Synopsis From the Back Cover:Raised to be a warrior,… Continue reading Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Contemporary, Fiction, Horror, Thriller

We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

A good friend loves Grady Hendrix's books and so when I was looking to branch out and read a horror book on the beach, she told me I had to read We Sold Our Souls. Synopsis From the Back Cover:Only a girl with a guitar can save us all. Every morning Kris Pulaski wakes up… Continue reading We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

Essays, History, Nonfiction, Sociology

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism by Kristen R. Ghodsee

And Other Arguments for Economic Independence Back in November I joined Libro.fm as they provide advance listening copies (ALCs) for booksellers. Libro.fm is the indie version of Audible with similar terms and selection. I finally put my free membership to good use and listen to Kristen R. Ghodsee's book. Synopsis From the Inside Flap:Unregulated capitalism… Continue reading Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism by Kristen R. Ghodsee

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

So Here’s the Thing… by Alyssa Mastromonaco

Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut I begged and begged our publisher rep for an advance copy of this book because I loved Who Thought This was a Good Idea? And when she didn't send one, I was devastated, but of course, still read it when it arrived on the shelves for sale!… Continue reading So Here’s the Thing… by Alyssa Mastromonaco