Book Review: How to Break Up With Your Phone (Catherine Price, 2018)

"This is your life--what do you want to pay attention to?" - Catherine Price I knew in the early pages of this one that it would become an all-time favorite read and that I would be hanging on to this one when I finished it. I used more highlighter than any other book in recent … Continue reading Book Review: How to Break Up With Your Phone (Catherine Price, 2018)

Book Review: Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell, 2012)

I didn't enjoy this one enough to write anything close to the many passionate reviews I've read about this book since I finished reading it. I occasionally like reading YA, but I'm not the target audience. I finished it, but I was not emotionally connected to this one. I liked that the story is set … Continue reading Book Review: Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell, 2012)

Book Review: The New Science of Narcissism (W. Keith Campbell, 2020)

Thorough. Educational. Informative. In fact, this book will easily exceed the reader's expectations regarding the amount of scientific research available on narcissism within these pages. I don't know that there is a more definitive book in its class available anywhere. The book is heavily focused on past and current research in the field and is … Continue reading Book Review: The New Science of Narcissism (W. Keith Campbell, 2020)

Book Review: Adorning the Dark (Andrew Peterson, 2019)

This book speaks to me as an avid reader and also as an aspiring writer. In many ways it is similar to Steven Pressfield's "The War of Art," only with more in-depth exploration into why creating is so fulfilling. I found this book appealing because Andrew Peterson seems to understand some of what I enjoy … Continue reading Book Review: Adorning the Dark (Andrew Peterson, 2019)

Book Review: Twelve Mighty Orphans (Jim Dent, 2007)

I didn't want this book to end. It was charming, inspirational, funny, historic, heart-breaking, and impossible to put down. The book has everything, including a cameo appearance by Pappy O'Daniel! After I turned the last page, I couldn't understand how something so definitively well put together as a book thirteen years ago, chronicling events that … Continue reading Book Review: Twelve Mighty Orphans (Jim Dent, 2007)

Book Review: Forever and Ever, Amen (Randy Travis, 2019)

I don't know that I've ever read an autobiography that was more transparent and as honest as this one, even to his own detriment. Randy Travis is very forthcoming about his history of mistakes and failures, and even though he has a lot of regrets, I don't detect any bitterness in these pages. Instead, he … Continue reading Book Review: Forever and Ever, Amen (Randy Travis, 2019)

Book Review: The Hidden Girl and Other Stories (Ken Liu, 2020)

I really struggled to get through this one. Although I'll admit that science-fiction is not my favorite genre, I do enjoy some books in this category from time to time. I think one thing that makes it easier to comprehend sci-fi as I read is that the story stays simple, with vocabulary that is easy … Continue reading Book Review: The Hidden Girl and Other Stories (Ken Liu, 2020)

Book Review: Trapped in the 80s (Connor Hoover, 2020)

Imagine being stuck in the 1980s. Without a cell phone. And imagine being tasked with trying to "escape" back to the present-day. That's the premise of this choose-your-own-adventure type book that is just as much fun to read as you imagine it to be... only I was consistently choosing the path that I thought would … Continue reading Book Review: Trapped in the 80s (Connor Hoover, 2020)