Book Review: Killer Instinct, James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Book Review: Killer Instinct, James Patterson and Howard Roughan Thriller: Killer Instinct, James Patterson and Howard Roughan   Dr. Dylan Reinhart is a professor at Yale. Detective Elizabeth Needham is with the NYPD. Together, they are a criminal’s worst nightmare.   I’ll admit that I came to this book after seeing the TV show based […]

Book Review: The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline

Book Review: The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline Fiction: The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline   The world lies in broken chaos. Global warming has destroyed the climate, redrawn coastlines, erased borders between nations and sent refugees fleeing everywhere. In The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline, these are not even the worst problems her characters face.   […]

Book Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Book Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone Science Fiction: This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone   Red and Blue are agents, soldiers in a time war between two factions competing to change the past in order to secure their future. […]

Book Review: The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells

Book Review: The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells   NonFiction: The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells   If a non-fiction book can be a horror story, David Wallace-Wells has written one with The Uninhabitable Earth. Filled with chapters titled “Heat Death,” “Hunger,” “Drowning,” etc., the book looks in depth at the various calamities our world faces as […]

Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg

Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg Nonfiction: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg Unless you have been completely hiding under a rock recently, the name Greta Thunberg is one you have heard. This teenaged Swedish activist was named Time Magazine’s Person of the […]

Book Series Review: The Red: The Trials, and Going Dark, Linda Nagata

Book Series Review: The Red: The Trials, and Going Dark, Books 2 and 3, Linda Nagata   Science Fiction/Thriller: The Red: The Trials,and Going Dark, Books 2 and 3, Linda Nagata   The story of Lieutenant James Shelley and The Red continues through a trilogy of books. After the events of the first book, Shelley […]

Book Review: The Red: First Light, Linda Nagata

Book Review: The Red: First Light, Book 1, Linda Nagata Science Fiction Thriller: The Red: First Light, Book 1, Linda Nagata   Lieutenant James Shelley is a very good soldier. He has a crack team and a lot of help. Cybernetic implants keep them connected to satellites, drones, and the latest intel. None of this […]

Recipe and Review: Coffee Chip Cookies for An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

Book Review and Recipe for: An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten Book Review: An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten   Sweden may be a much more dangerous place than the travel brochures imply. An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good is a collection of short stories […]

Author Spotlight: Andrew Clements

Author Spotlight: Andrew Clements, Master of the American School Story Children’s Author: Andrew Clements, May 29, 1949 – November 28, 2019   With nine books with a Christmas theme, December is a great time to read an Andrew Clements book.  Start with The Last Holiday Concert, a novel of Winterhope, the last sixth grade choral […]