‘The Lost Apothecary’ Review and Dream Cast

Spoilers ahead. Life can suck. We hurt ourselves and each other. We get sick, or we lose others to sickness. We lose our parents, or our children, or both. There is poverty, hunger, homelessness. It’s all so much, this world. So, it’s no wonder that we often look for a little magic. And when weContinue reading “‘The Lost Apothecary’ Review and Dream Cast”

‘The Minders’ Review and Dream Cast

What do we do when hackers get so proficient they are able to breach even the most secure networks? No computer is safe, no firewall is strong enough, and storing the data in a brick and mortar is no longer a viable option? What can the government do when nothing seems to work, and livesContinue reading “‘The Minders’ Review and Dream Cast”

“The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” review and dream cast

Spoilers ahead. How ironic that a story about a woman that no one remembers is one of the most unforgettable books I’ve ever read. This was brilliant. I devoured this months ago, and I still find myself thinking about it. And that says a lot, because unlike an elephant, my memory is not long. What did IContinue reading ““The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” review and dream cast”

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

What an excellent work of historical fiction Kim Michele Richardson has gifted us. If you ever want to see the impact a government program can have on the lives of people who need it most,The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is one such example. FDR’s New Deal funded the Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky, aContinue reading “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek”

My Dark Vanessa Review and Dream Cast

A fiery red headed teenager is victimized by an adult male she idolizes. We’ve heard it all before. We’ve seen it in the news. We’ve read Lolita. So, what sets My Dark Vanessa, by Kate Elizabeth Russell, apart? The answer: Timing. The novel goes back to the late 90s, when Vanessa meets her abuser andContinue reading “My Dark Vanessa Review and Dream Cast”

‘A Promised Land’ Review

I feel like no review I write could do justice to this incredible memoir. I learned so much, and feel changed having read it.  A Promised Land, the first part of President Barack Obama’s memoir, gives us insight into what it was like to be the first black President of the United States. He startsContinue reading “‘A Promised Land’ Review”