Book Review: All Our Wrong Todays (Elan Mastai, 2017)

An okay time travel book for me up until the last part of the story. Then, I got lost. Before that, it was somewhat interesting to follow the dual timelines of Tom/John. Tom/John is living in the present-day, where he is employed as an alternate chrononaut (time traveler) in his dad's company. His dad invented … Continue reading Book Review: All Our Wrong Todays (Elan Mastai, 2017)

Book Review: In Five Years (Rebecca Serle, 2020)

Compelling story that kept me engaged until the last page, although it wasn't quite what I expected from the synopsis / preview that I read about this book. The preview hinted at a book that sounded like there might be some time travel involved: "But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, … Continue reading Book Review: In Five Years (Rebecca Serle, 2020)

Book Review: If Kennedy Lived (Jeff Greenfield, 2013)

A lot of this book was over my head and contained much more political minutia than I had expected. Still, it is interesting to think about how easily things could have been different for both John F. Kennedy and the United States of America if, perhaps, it had rained all day in Dallas on November … Continue reading Book Review: If Kennedy Lived (Jeff Greenfield, 2013)

Book Review: It’s a Wonderful Death (Sarah J. Schmitt, 2015)

Mean girl makes good. I read this one in one sitting. Couldn't put it down. Reminded me a little bit of the 1980s movie "The Heavenly Kid," starring Richard Mulligan, because both are stories about a teenager that dies before they were "scheduled" to die, and then they receive a second chance to go back … Continue reading Book Review: It’s a Wonderful Death (Sarah J. Schmitt, 2015)

Book Review: Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson, 2014)

"Walter's case taught me that the death penalty is not about whether people deserve to die for the crimes they commit. The real question of capital punishment in this country is, 'Do we deserve to kill?'" - Bryan Stevenson In the same Alabama town where Harper Lee's classic literary work "To Kill a Mockingbird" was … Continue reading Book Review: Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson, 2014)

Book Review: The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 (Christopher Paul Curtis, 1995)

The first 80% of this book is the funniest story I have read in a long, long time. The last 20% of the book was sobering, and the author did a masterful job, through humor, of placing the reader right into the story, to be surprised, right alongside the family within these pages, with the … Continue reading Book Review: The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 (Christopher Paul Curtis, 1995)

Book Review: 24/6 – The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week (Tiffany Shlain, 2019)

"Think about how you want to be remembered, and start living that life." - Tiffany Shlain We spend so much time on our phones and on social media in the 21st century that we don't even realize how quickly our lives are passing us by. Do you remember when you first started spending time online … Continue reading Book Review: 24/6 – The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week (Tiffany Shlain, 2019)