Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York – A Review

Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York Non-Fiction | Memoir Self-Published Released September 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free copy of this book from FSB Associates in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion. Here’s a fun fact that very few people know about me:  I’m […]

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Who Says You’re Dead by Jacob M. Appel, MD – A Review

Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned by Jacob M. Appel, M.D. Nonfiction | Medical | Ethics | Science Published by Algonquin Books Released October 8, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in […]

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Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala – A Review

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala Non-Fiction | Memoir Published by Knopf Released March 5, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’ve never had a book destroy me emotionally as much as Wave did. I can’t imagine anyone reading this and not bawling throughout it. It took me a week to get through this memoir that is under 300 pages because it was […]

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$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin – A Review

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin & H. Luke Shaefer Non-fiction | Social Issues | Economics Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Released September 1, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Every single one of us knows that poverty exists. You may have even experienced poverty yourself. The fact that there are […]

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Perfectly Hidden Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford – A Review

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford, PhD Non-Fiction | Mental Health | Self-Help Published by New Harbinger Publications Expected Release Date: November 1, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: ARC provided for free by Netgalley for review I’ve written many times on Read Yourself Happy […]

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Becoming by Michelle Obama – A Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama Non-Fiction | Memoir Published by Crown Released November 13, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I feel the need to preface this review by admitting a bit of bias. I have a massive crush on Michelle Obama. When Barack Obama ran for the presidency in 2008, I was in college studying political science. […]

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8 Memoirs Written by People Living with a Disability

While great strides have been made for equality over the last several decades, things are far from perfect. In 2010, the US Census reported that 19% of Americans lived with some sort of disability. The official definition of disability in the United States includes any mental or physical impairment that limits one or more major […]

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The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler – A Review

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler History | American History | Nonfiction Goodreads | Amazon Published by Doubleday Released June 5, 2018 Rating: My father has always read non-fiction history books and has a vast collection on a wide variety of topics. While I was […]

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The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth – A Review

The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth Non-Fiction | History | Scandinavian History Published by Princeton University Press Released September 7, 2014 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Twitter Rating: History was always one of my favorite classes at school, and I miss a lot of the assigned […]

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The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han by Mark Edward Lewis – A Review

The Book The Early Chinese Empires – Qin and Han (History of Imperial China Book 1) by Mark Edward Lewis Goodreads Published by Harvard University Press Released June 30, 2009 Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ThriftBooks | Books-a-Million Synopsis This book focuses on the history of the Qin and Han dynasties in early Chinese […]

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Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

“We are readers. Books are an essential part of our lives and of our life stories. For us, reading isn’t just a hobby or a pastime; it’s a lifestyle.” The Book I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel Amazon | Goodreads Author Links: Website | Facebook | […]

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10 Books about the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001

When the terrorist attacks in America happened on September 11, 2001, I was in the ninth grade, and in my current events class. We had the news turned on in the background as we always did, and we were taking turns talking about interesting news articles we had found. The classroom’s phone rang, and our […]

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