Book Review: About Time (Jack Finney, 1986)

Best collection of short stories I've ever read and all with some element of time travel involved, which I love reading about. I also enjoyed the 1950s style of writing that these stories are based in. Even without the time travel, I like reading of that simpler time of Americana. One of the best stories … Continue reading Book Review: About Time (Jack Finney, 1986)

Book Review: Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe (Heather Webber, 2019)

Set in Northeast Alabama in the fictional town of Wicklow, I enjoyed this story of forgiveness within the context of a small town with traditional values. I had to smile when reading passages such as this one that describe the southern culture perfectly: "I heard tell you're heading off to medical school soon, young lady," … Continue reading Book Review: Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe (Heather Webber, 2019)

Book Review: Out of the Depths (Edgar Harrell, 2011)

Inspirational first-person story of survival in World War II from a member of The Greatest Generation who was aboard the fateful USS Indianapolis when it was attacked in the Pacific Ocean and destroyed by the Japanese. Thus began 4+ days as a survivor on the open sea. This was a compelling and heroic read, especially … Continue reading Book Review: Out of the Depths (Edgar Harrell, 2011)

Book Review: The Wax Pack (Brad Balukjian, 2020)

Standing Ovation! Pretty cool concept for a book: open up a pack of baseball cards from your childhood (in this case, 1986) and then drive across the country to meet with each of the players from the pack (called "The Waxpackers"), interviewing each one of the them to ask them about their life after baseball. … Continue reading Book Review: The Wax Pack (Brad Balukjian, 2020)